Bannow Bay

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Bannow Bay

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    958 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    52°13'N 06°48'W
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Bannow Bay. 11/06/96; Wexford; 958 ha; 52°27'N 006°17'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive. A sea bay with extensive mud and sand flats, saltmarsh, and sand dunes. The site supports an important range of wintering waterbird species, including Anas acuta, Calidris canutus, Pluvialis squatarola. It is a habitat for internationally important numbers (938) of Brent geese Branta bernicla hrota. Ramsar site no. 840.

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