Dungarvan Harbour

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2002-2006 531-1,009 individuals B1i, B2, C3
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2002-2006 834-1,982 individuals C6
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2002-2006 155-1,608 individuals B1i, C3

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Dungarvan Harbour SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,222 protected area contains site 1,300
Dungarvan Harbour Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,041 protected area overlaps with site 1,041


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dungarvan Harbour. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.