IE118
Nanny estuary and shoreline


Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2009)
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Area: 1,428 ha

Protection status:

BirdWatch Ireland

Site description
Situated in County Meath this is a 3 km long and approximately 500 m wide stretch of shoreline, extending between Laytown and Benhead on the east coast. This site includes the muddy estuarine channel of the River Nanny, which opens out into a wide, exposed sand beach. This is an important recreation and amenity area.

Key biodiversity
Additional species which winter in nationally important numbers include Melanitta nigra, Pluvialis apricaria, Pluvialis squatarola, Charadrius hiaticula and Calidris alba.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nanny estuary and shoreline. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2020.