Shannon and Fergus Estuaries IBA

Area:41,311 acres (16,718 hectares)
IBA Criteria:A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4
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Climate:View Climate Data
Köppen climate classification:Cfb (Climate: warm temperate; Precipitation: fully humid; Temperature: warm summer)
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Name IBA Criteria  Website 
Aythya marila (Greater Scaup)B2
Branta bernicla (Brent Goose)B1i, C3
Calidris alpina (Dunlin)B1i, B2, C3
Calidris canutus (Red Knot)B2
Cygnus cygnus (Whooper Swan)B1i, B3, C2
Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit)B2
Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit)B1i, C3
Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew)B2
Pluvialis apricaria (European Golden-Plover)B1i, C2
Tringa totanus (Common Redshank)A4i, B1i, C3

Important Bird Area provided by BirdLife International (2010) Important Bird Areas. Downloaded from on 29/12/2010
Köppen climate classification provided by Kottek, M., J. Grieser, C. Beck, B. Rudolf, and F. Rubel, 2006: World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification updated. Meteorol. Z., 15, 259-263