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A complicated system of inter-drumlin lakes, basins and islands on the River Erne, County Cavan. Sheltered shores support swamp and marsh habitat and the site also includes adjacent fields which occasionally flood. The site is a southward extension of Upper Lough Erne (UK site 287) in Northern Ireland.
This site is important for its wintering birds. Other species wintering in numbers of national importance are Podiceps cristatus (40 birds, 1996), Phalacrocorax carbo (139 birds, 1996), Cygnus olor (137 birds, 1996) and Anas penelope (1,544 birds, 1995).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lough Oughter. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.