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Tacumshin lake


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 2002-2006 80-185 individuals B1i
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 2002-2006 1,280-5,200 individuals B3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tacumshin Lake SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 476 protected area contained by site 482
Tacumshin Lake SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 559 protected area contained by site 328
Tacumshin Lake Wildfowl Sanctuary 0 protected area contained by site 0
Saltee Islands SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15,802 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lady's Island Lake SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 540 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Carnsore Point SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,736 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tacumshin lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/01/2022.