An almost land-locked bay, situated next to Malin Head on the north County Donegal coast. At its mouth Doagh Isle on the western shore encloses most of the bay, which at low tide is largely exposed mud- and sandflats, with some rocky substrate. The Isle consists of machair and sand-dunes, the latter also being present on the eastern shore of the bay, again at its mouth. Feeding fields for geese Branta, adjacent to the bay, are included. Land-uses include intertidal shellfish cultivation, and recreation.
Trawbreaga Bay is the most northerly wetland in Ireland and is important for a diversity of wintering waders and wildfowl.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Trawbreaga Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2021.