IE069
Tralee Bay and Barrow Harbour


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
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2002-2006 2,424-4,259 individuals B1i, B2, C3
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 2002-2006 5-370 individuals B2
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC winter 2002-2006 5,000-8,600 individuals C6
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2002-2006 200-802 individuals B1i, C3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2002-2006 22,611-29,450 individuals A4iii, C4

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tralee Bay SPA - IE0004018 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 880 protected area contained by site 880
Tralee Bay Complex SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,655 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tralee Bay and Magharees Peninsula; West to Cloghane SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,627 protected area overlaps with site 1,903
Tralee Bay and Magharees Peninsula, West To Cloghane Marine Protected Area (OSPAR) 11,600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tralee Bay Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 861 protected area overlaps with site 861
Tralee Bay Nature Reserve 755 protected area contained by site 755
Derrymore Island Nature Reserve 106 protected area contained by site 106
Akeragh; Banna and Barrow Harbour SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,199 protected area contained by site 1,087
Akeragh, Banna and Barrow Harbour SPA - IE0004079 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,199 protected area overlaps with site 1,089

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
agriculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tralee Bay and Barrow Harbour. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/10/2020.