Part of mainland coastal area and Islands with a mix of meadow and pasture, where farming is very marginal in places, so threats to corncrake survival from mowing reduced. Other areas more intensively farmed. Numbers have the potential to expand with appropriate habitat management.
The site approches international importance (mean of 16 calling males) of Crex crex, Corncrake, a globally threatened species.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North west Connemara (Cleggan, Inishbofin, Inishturbot, Omey). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2020.