Kilcolman bog

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 63 ha

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Site description
Kilcolman bog, situated 4 km north-east of Buttevant in County Cork, is an area of reed-swamp, floating fen and open water. It is the site of a former lake and water-levels are currently managed for conservation using sluice gates.

Key biodiversity
This site was designated as a Special Protection Area based on its migratory waterfowl populations, particularly for Cygnus cygnus which is an Annex I species under the EC Birds Directive. Additionally, Anas crecca (950 birds, 1996) and A. clypeata (126 birds, 1996) winter in numbers of national importance.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kilcolman bog. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.