South Ceredigion Coast (Llangranog)

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC breeding 2002 5 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 favourable not assessed negligible
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes population good

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Red-billed Chough 3 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) Unknown Not assessed negligible
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
West Wales Marine / Gorllewin Cymru Forol Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 737,614 protected area overlaps with site 0
Penbryn Nature Reserve 44 protected area overlaps with site 0
Lochtyn, Llangranog Nature Reserve 33 protected area contained by site 0
Ceredigion Coast Heritage Coast 8 protected area overlaps with site 613
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 95,857 protected area overlaps with site 716
Cardigan Bay / Bae Ceredigion Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Aberarth-carreg Wylan Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 997 protected area overlaps with site 67


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: South Ceredigion Coast (Llangranog). Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.