IBA Criteria met: B2 (2009)
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Area: 1,428 ha
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.
Additional species which winter in nationally important numbers include Melanitta nigra, Pluvialis apricaria, Pluvialis squatarola, Charadrius hiaticula and Calidris alba.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nanny estuary and shoreline. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023.