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Location United Kingdom, Northern Ireland
Central coordinates 5o 49.76' West  54o 15.80' North
IBA criteria B1i, C3
Area 442 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description An enclosed sandy bay with extensive mudflats, which is fed by four small rivers, important for wintering wildfowl and waders. Wintering Branta bernicla are from the Canadian/Greenland breeding population of the hrota subspecies.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Brent Goose Branta bernicla winter  2001-2006  210-383 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lecale Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 0 protected area overlaps with site 55  
Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 0 protected area overlaps with site 252  
Murlough Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) 1,455 protected area overlaps with site 368  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Rivers and streams  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Dundrum Inner Bay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014

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