IBA Criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 806 ha
A peninsula west of Malin Head, of mainly mixed farmland habitat. The site boundary extends from Saldanha Head, south of Portsalon on the east side of the peninsula, around to Marks Point at Broad Water in Mulroy Bay, on the west side. The major water-bodies are excluded from the IBA.
The Fanad coast, adjacent to but outside the IBA, is also notable for wintering seaduck, with Somateria mollissima (420 birds, 1995) and Clangula hyemalis (38 birds, 1995) occurring in numbers of national importance.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fanad Head peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.