North west Connemara (Cleggan, Inishbofin, Inishturbot, Omey)

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2009)
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Area: 365 ha

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Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
The site approches international importance (mean of 16 calling males) of Crex crex, Corncrake, a globally threatened species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North west Connemara (Cleggan, Inishbofin, Inishturbot, Omey). Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.