Connemara Bogs (south-east), including Roundstone Bog

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 49,228 ha

BirdWatch Ireland

Site summary
The Connemara Bogs IBA is an area of relatively unspoiled lowland Atlantic blanket bog of high conservation significance. The site is the most important area in the country for Pluvialis apricaria, providing excellent nesting and foraging habitat, and supporting over 21% of the national breeding population. The site is also important for Birds Directive Annex I listed Falco columbianus, and Red-listed Lagopus lagopus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Connemara Bogs (south-east), including Roundstone Bog. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.