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Wexford Harbour and Slobs


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 2002-2005 175-248 individuals B1i
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 2002-2005 191-690 individuals B1i, B3, C2, C6
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus LC winter 2002-2005 24-198 individuals B2, C6
Brent Goose Branta bernicla LC winter 2002-2005 951-4,139 individuals B1i, B2, C3
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 2002-2005 7,500-9,004 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 2002-2005 13-82 individuals B2
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 2002-2006 3,176-5,979 individuals B3
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC winter 2002-2006 4-184 individuals C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC winter 2002-2006 12-29 individuals C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC winter 2002-2005 9,050-14,280 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica NT winter 2002-2005 1,148-1,674 individuals B1i, C2, C6
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa NT winter 2002-2005 1,655-2,243 individuals B1i, C3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC non-breeding 2000 30 breeding pairs B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2002-2005 42,208-51,459 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)
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve Nature Reserve 194 protected area contained by site 110
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 194 protected area contained by site 194
Wexford Nature Reserve SPA - IE0004001 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 73
Wexford Harbour and Slobs SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,979 protected area overlaps with site 1,788
The Raven SPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,205 protected area overlaps with site 1,510
The Raven Nature Reserve 589 protected area contained by site 589
Slaney River Valley SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,018 protected area overlaps with site 2,138
Rosslare Point Wildfowl Sanctuary 0 unknown 0
Raven, The Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 589 protected area overlaps with site 589
Raven Point Nature Reserve SAC Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 594 protected area overlaps with site 267

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mixed woodland -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wexford Harbour and Slobs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2020.