Shallow water-bodies with associated damp grassland, reedbed (Phragmites), islands, fen and pasture. Lough Neagh is the largest UK freshwater lake, with water-levels subject to erratic, artificial change. The IBA is important for wintering wildfowl and summer assemblages of moulting waterfowl.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lough Neagh and Lough Beg. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.