Dunfanaghy New Lake

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 626 ha

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Site description
A coastal lagoon, with large sand-dunes and surrounding grassland, south of Dunfanaghy in County Donegal.

Key biodiversity
This site has been designated as a Special Protection Area on the basis of its migratory birds, especially wintering Anser albifrons flavirostris (174 birds, 1996) and Branta leucopsis (232 birds, 1995), which occur here in nationally important numbers.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dunfanaghy New Lake. Downloaded from on 01/12/2022.