Ballycotton Bay

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Ballycotton Bay

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    92 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    51°49'N 08°00'W
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Ballycotton Bay. 11/06/96; Cork; 92 ha; 51°50'N 008°00'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Wildfowl Refuge. The site includes a mobile shingle beach and a series of three wetlands dominated by reed and marsh vegetation. It supports nationally, regionally or locally important numbers of numerous species of waterbirds. The site is also notable for its large numbers of rare migrant birds that breed in the phragmite beds. Human activities include livestock grazing. Ramsar site no. 830.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • wildfowl refuge
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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