IBA criteria met: C2 (2000)
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Area: 46 ha
Site description (baseline)
A small island and surrounding sea, situated 500 m off the County Clare coast, and about 7 km south-west of Kilkee.
Branta leucopsis winter here in notable numbersprobably the same flock as use Mutton Island on the Mid Clare coast (site 065). Breeding seabirds include Phalacrocorax carbo (60 birds, 1995) and Larus marinus.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Illaunonearaun. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/668 on 31/05/2023.