This upland site comprising of upland heath, bog and commercial forestry borders Laois and Offaly. It provides excellent nesting and foraging habitat for breeding Circus cyaneus and supports c.5% of the national population. This site is also likely to be of national importance for breeding Falco columbianus.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Slieve Bloom Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2022.