conserve ireland
liost of Irish Mammals
American mink
Badger
Bank vole
Black rat
Brown hare
Brown long eared bat
Brown rat
Common pipistrelle
Common seal
Daubenton’s bat
Fallow deer
Feral goat
Grey seal
Grey squirrel
Hedgehog
House mouse
Irish hare
Irish stoat
Leisler’s bat
Lesser horse shoe bat
Nathusius’ pipistrelle
Natterer’s bat
Otter
Pine marten
Pygmy shrew
Rabbit
Red deer
Red fox
Red squirrel
Sika deer
Soprano pipistrelle
Whiskered bat
Wood mouse

PROTECTED SPECIES DATABASE

 

Species Listing

 

Species Name: Western hedgehog

Scientific Name: Erinaceus europaeus

Habitat: Deciduous woodlands moist pastures meadows and grassland

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Pygmy shrew

Scientific Name: Sorex minutus

Habitat: Most habitats where there is heavy ground cover

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Lesser horseshoe bat

Scientific Name: Rhinolophus hipposideros

Habitat: Warmer regions of highlands in wooded limestone areas

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Eurobats Convention Appendix II

Possible Designation: SAC NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Common pipistrelle

Scientific Name: Pipistrellus pipistrellus

Habitat: All habitats excluding very exposed areas

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Directive 92/43 Annex IV Bonn Eurobats Convention Appendix II

Possible Designation: NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Nathusius' pipistrelle

Scientific Name: Pipistrellus pipistrellus

Habitat: Most habitat types particularly over standing water.

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex IV Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Eurobats Convention Appendix II

Possible Designation: NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Natterer's bat

Scientific Name: Myotis nattereri

Habitat: Open woods and farmland

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Eurobats Convention Appendix II

Possible Designation: SAC NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Leisler's bat

Scientific Name: Nyctalus leisleri

Habitat: Woodlands up to an altitude of 2000 metres

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Eurobats Convention Appendix II

Possible Designation: SAC NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Daubenton's bat

Scientific Name: Myotis daubentonii

Habitat: Flat country with open woodland and riparian landscapes

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Eurobats Convention Appendix II

Possible Designation: SAC NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Brown long-eared bat

Scientific Name: Plecotus auritus

Habitat: Sheltered to fairly open deciduous and coniferous forests

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Eurobats Convention Appendix II

Possible Designation: SAC NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Whiskered bat

Scientific Name: Myotis mystacinus

Habitat: Open meadows and open landscape often near water

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Eurobats Convention Appendix II

Possible Designation: SAC NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Noctule bat

Scientific Name: Nyctalus noctula

Habitat: Woodlands near open farmland areas.

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex IV Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Eurobats Convention Appendix II

Possible Designation: NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Mountain hare

Scientific Name: Lepus timidus

Habitat: Heather moorland montane grassland and dry rocky hill tops

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Directive 92/43 Annex V

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Wood mouse

Scientific Name: Apodemus syvaticus

Habitat: Woodlands hedgerows long grass pastures bogs sand dunes and arable crops

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: House mouse

Scientific Name: Musculus domesticus

Habitat: Spend winter indoors otherwise found in fields and hedgerows

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Red squirrel

Scientific Name: Sciurus vulgaris

Habitat: Large blocks of conifer forests gardens and parks

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Stoat

Scientific Name: Mustela erminea

Habitat: Open moor and marsh near woods and lowland farmland

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Pine marten

Scientific Name: Martes martes

Habitat: Mature forests usually coniferous or mixed

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Directive 92/43 Annex V

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve NHA


Species Name: Eurasian badger

Scientific Name: Meles meles

Habitat: Undulating mosaic landscapes of woods and pastures

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Otter

Scientific Name: Lutra lutra

Habitat: Either freshwater or rocky marine habitats

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II CITES Appendix I

Possible Designation: SAC NHA Nature Reserve Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Walrus

Scientific Name: Odobenus rosmarus

Habitat: Coastal sites of headlands and islands

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Grey seal

Scientific Name: Halichoerus grypus

Habitat: Rocky or cliffy shore also estuaries tidal flats and sandy shores

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Common seal

Scientific Name: Phoca vitulina

Habitat: Sheltered coastlines esturune sand banks and sea locks

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Red deer

Scientific Name: Cerus elaphus corsicanus

Habitat: Woodland grassland moor and scrub

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II III

Possible Designation: SAC NHA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Sika deer

Scientific Name: Cervus nippon

Habitat: Moasics of open glades and dence thickets

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Fallow deer

Scientific Name: Dama dama

Habitat: Deciduous and mixed woodland

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Striped dolphin

Scientific Name: Stenella caeruleoalba

Habitat: Western and south coastal areas

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Risso's dolphin

Scientific Name: Grampus griseus

Habitat: Regularly found less than 10km of Irish coasts in summer

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex IV Berne Convention Annex II CITES Appendix II Bonn ACCOBAMS Convention Appendix ? Bonn ASCOBANS Con

Possible Designation: Marine SAC SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: White sided dolphin

Scientific Name: Lagenorhynchus acutus

Habitat: Off all Irish coasts

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Directive 92/43 Annex IV Bonn ASCOBANS Convention Appendix IV CITES Appendix II

Possible Designation: Marine SAC SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: White beaked dolphin

Scientific Name: Lagenorhynchus albirodtris

Habitat: Off all Irish coasts

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Directive 92/43 Annex IV Bonn ASCOBANS Convention Appendix IV CITES Appendix II

Possible Designation: Marine SAC SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Common dolphin

Scientific Name: Delphinus delphis

Habitat: South and west coasts

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Directive 92/43 Annex IV Bonn ASCOBANS Convention Appendix IV CITES Appendix II Bonn ACCOBAMS Co

Possible Designation: Marine SAC SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Bottle nosed dolphin

Scientific Name: Tursiops truncatus

Habitat: Within 10km of coast in sea locks estuaries and harbours

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II CITES Appendix II Bonn ACCOBAMS Convention Appendix ? Bonn Conventi

Possible Designation: Marine SAC SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Common harbour porpoise

Scientific Name: Phocoena phocoena

Habitat: Within 10km of coast in sea locks estuaries harbours and rivers

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II CITES Appendix II Bonn ACCOBAMS Convention Appendix ? Bonn Conventi

Possible Designation: Marine SAC SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: False killer whale

Scientific Name: Pseudorca crassidens

Habitat: Ireland is close to the northern limits of their range

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex IV Berne Convention Annex II CITES Appendix II Bonn ACCOBAMS Convention Appendix ? Bonn ASCOBANS Con

Possible Designation: Marine SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Killer whale

Scientific Name: Orcinus orca

Habitat: Usually in deep waters but can be found in bays and estuaries

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex IV Berne Convention Annex II CITES Appendix II Bonn ACCOBAMS Convention Appendix ? Bonn ASCOBANS Con

Possible Designation: Marine SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: True's beaked whale

Scientific Name: Mesoplodon mirus

Habitat: Winter off western Irish coast

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Directive 92/43 Annex IV CITES Appendix II Bonn ASCOBANS Convention Appendix IV

Possible Designation: Marine SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Sowerby's beaked whale

Scientific Name: Mesoplodon bidens

Habitat: Winter off western Irish coast

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Directive 92/43 Annex IV CITES Appendix II Bonn ASCOBANS Convention Appendix IV

Possible Designation: Marine SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Cuvier's beacked whale

Scientific Name: Ziphius cavirostris

Habitat: Found off western and southern Irish coasts

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Directive 92/43 Annex IV CITES Appendix II Bonn ASCOBANS Convention Appendix IV Bonn ACCOBAMS Co

Possible Designation: Marine SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Fin whale

Scientific Name: Balaenoptera physalus

Habitat: Found off western and northern Irish coasts

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Directive 92/43 Annex IV CITES Appendix I Bonn ACCOBAMS Convention Annex ? Bonn Convention Annex

Possible Designation: Marine SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Humpback whale

Scientific Name: Megaptera novaeabgliae

Habitat: Found off western and northern Irish coasts

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Marine SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Blue whale

Scientific Name: Balaenoptera musculus

Habitat: Found off northern Irish coasts

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Directive 92/43 Annex IV CITES Appendix I Bonn Convention Annex I

Possible Designation: Marine SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Northern right whale

Scientific Name: Eubalaena glacialis

Habitat: Winter off western Irish coast

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Directive 92/43 Annex IV CITES Appendix I Bonn ACCOBAMS Convention Annex ? Bonn Convention Annex

Possible Designation: Marine SAC Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Red throated diver

Scientific Name: Gavia stellata

Habitat: Lakes in summer coast in winter

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Black throated diver

Scientific Name: Gavia immer

Habitat: Lakes in summer open sea in winter

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Slavanian grebe

Scientific Name: Podiceps auritus

Habitat: Freshwater lakes and moorland open sea at winter

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Red necked grebe

Scientific Name: Podiceps grisegena

Habitat: Sea coasts in winter

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Red list Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Black necked grebe

Scientific Name: Podiceps nigricollis

Habitat: Breeds in food rich lakes

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Little grebe

Scientific Name: Podiceps ruficollis

Habitat: Numerous wetland types prefering shallow lakes and ponds

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Cory's shearwater

Scientific Name: Calonectris diomedea

Habitat: Islands and coastal mainland

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Manx shearwater

Scientific Name: Puffinus puffiinus

Habitat: Open seas rocky slopes and scree

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: European storm petrel

Scientific Name: Hydrobates pelagicus

Habitat: Prefers islands and open seas

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Leach's storm petrel

Scientific Name: Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Habitat: Sea and offshore islets

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Shag

Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii

Habitat: Open seas and sea cliffs

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Little egret

Scientific Name: Egretta garzetta

Habitat: Salt pans lakes shallow esturies rocky shores

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Bewick's swan

Scientific Name: Cygnus columbianus bewickii

Habitat: Wet pastures and arable land

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Whooper swan

Scientific Name: Cygnus cygnus

Habitat: Feed in fields roost in lakes esturies and floodplains

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: White fronted goose

Scientific Name: Anser albifrons flavirostris

Habitat: Wet pastures and arable land

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Barnacle goose

Scientific Name: Branta leucopsis

Habitat: Remote islands estuaries damp pastures marshes

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Shelduck

Scientific Name: Tadorna tadorna

Habitat: Mainly coastal favours estuaries and muddy shores

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Hen harrier

Scientific Name: Circus cyaneus

Habitat: Prefers hills and bog moving to flater ground in summer

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention II Irish Red list CITES Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: European sparrowhawk

Scientific Name: Accipter nisus granti

Habitat: Forests woods heaths and hedgerows

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Merlin

Scientific Name: Falco columbarius

Habitat: Moors islands marshes and coastal farmland

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II CITES Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Peregrine falcon

Scientific Name: Falco peregrinus

Habitat: Moors sea cliffs and estuaries

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II CITES Annex I

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Sparrowhawk

Scientific Name: Perdix perdix

Habitat: Nests on ground often mear hedgerows

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I II III Irish Red list Bern Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Spotted crake

Scientific Name: Porzana porzana

Habitat: Marshes around lakes and rivers with low water levels

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Corncrake

Scientific Name: Crex crex

Habitat: Prefers hay fields and iris beds

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Red list Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Golden plover

Scientific Name: Pluvialis apricaria

Habitat: Open moors upland bogs and pastures

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I II III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Turnstone

Scientific Name: Arenaria interpres

Habitat: From coastal tundra to wintering in Ireland

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Ringed plover

Scientific Name: Charadrius hiaticula

Habitat: Breeds along european northern coastlines winters along temperate coasts

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Sanderling

Scientific Name: Calidris alba

Habitat: Winters on sandy beaches

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Purple dandpiper

Scientific Name: Calidris maritima

Habitat: Nests on treeless tundra and upland moor

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Dunlin

Scientific Name: Calidris alpina schinzii

Habitat: Wet moors coastal marshes mudflats and seashores

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Ruff

Scientific Name: Philomachus pugnax

Habitat: Muddy margins of rivers and lakes (occasionaly coastal)

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I II III Bern Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Common sandpiper

Scientific Name: Tringa hypoleucos

Habitat: Breed on gravel and shingle spits on rivers and lake edges in western Ireland

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Green sandpiper

Scientific Name: Tringa ochropus

Habitat: Winters mainly in Britain prefering watercress beds

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: Ramser Site


Species Name: Red necked phalarope

Scientific Name: Phalaropus lobatus

Habitat: Bogs and deltas with small stagnent pools

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Mediterian gull

Scientific Name: Larus melanocephalus

Habitat: Freshwater marshes sea esturies and shores

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Amber list Berne convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Little gull

Scientific Name: Larus minutus

Habitat: Freshwater marshes sea esturies and shores

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Sandwich tern

Scientific Name: Sterna sandvicensis

Habitat: Dunes shingle and sand beaches and open sea

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Roseate tern

Scientific Name: Sterna dougallii

Habitat: Offshore island breeder

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Common tern

Scientific Name: Sterna hirundo

Habitat: Inshore waters sandy beaches and lakes

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Artic tern

Scientific Name: Sterna paradisaea

Habitat: Heathland tundra rocky islets open sea migration

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Little tern

Scientific Name: Sterna albifrons

Habitat: Sand and shingle estuaries

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Guillemot

Scientific Name: Uria aalge ibericus

Habitat: Sea and sea cliffs open seas when not nesting

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Woodpidgeon

Scientific Name: Columba palumbus azorica

Habitat: Open woodland and cultivated countryside

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I II III Berne Convention Annex II III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Short eared owl

Scientific Name: Asio flammeus

Habitat: Open areas such as bogs swamps heaths and marshes

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list CITES Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Nightjar

Scientific Name: Caprimulgus europaeus

Habitat: Prefers heaths and woodland areas

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Kingfisher

Scientific Name: Alcedo atthis

Habitat: Shallow rivers lakes salt marsh creeks and flooded pits

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: House sparrow

Scientific Name: Passer domesticus

Habitat: An urban bird found everywhere inhabitated by people

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Wren

Scientific Name: Troglodytes troglodytes fridariensis

Habitat: Low shrubbery brushwood or drystone walls

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Coal tit

Scientific Name: Parus ater cyriotes

Habitat: Coniferious woods or decidious with scattering of conifers

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Chough

Scientific Name: Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Habitat: Upland and coastal cliffs moving to fields in winter

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I Irish Red list

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Chaffinch

Scientific Name: Fringilla coelebs ombriosa

Habitat: Parks gardens open country with scattered conifers

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Bullfinch

Scientific Name: Pyrrhula murina

Habitat: Forest edges shrub plantations and orchards

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Bean goose

Scientific Name: Anser fabalis

Habitat: Breeds on tundra in upper coniferous regions

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Greylag goose

Scientific Name: Anser anser

Habitat: Undisturbed islands and peninsulas along seashore

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II Irish Amber List

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Canada goose

Scientific Name: Branta canadenis

Habitat: Lakes marshes sheltered sea bays and farmland

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Wigeon

Scientific Name: Anas penelope

Habitat: Lakes surronded by bogs or grassland also floodlands

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list Bern Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Gadwell

Scientific Name: Anas strepera

Habitat: Small ponds flooded marshes and shore meadows

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II Irish Amber List

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Teal

Scientific Name: Anas crecca

Habitat: Moorlands forests pools surronded by vegitation

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Mallard

Scientific Name: Anas platyrhynchos

Habitat: Breeds on most freshwater habitat types

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Pintail

Scientific Name: Anas acuta

Habitat: Estuaries coastal wetlands and flooded fens

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Garganey

Scientific Name: Anas querquedula

Habitat: Shallow food rich lakes surronded by boggy meadows

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II Irish Amber List

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Shoveler

Scientific Name: Anas clypeta

Habitat: Food rich lowland lakes marshy meadows and flooded grassland

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Turfted duck

Scientific Name: Aythya fuligula

Habitat: Lakes and ponds with shore vegitation

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Pochard

Scientific Name: Aythya ferina

Habitat: Lakes and wetland areas with good vegitation

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Pheasant

Scientific Name: Phasianus colchicus

Habitat: Cultivated country with elements of woodland and hedges

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Coot

Scientific Name: Fulica atra

Habitat: Large lakes and reservoirs with grassy banks

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Jack snipe

Scientific Name: Lymnocryptes minimus

Habitat: Wet grasses flooded grassland and rushes

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Snipe

Scientific Name: Gallinago gallinago

Habitat: Mud wet grass in ditches and near streams

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Woodcock

Scientific Name: Scolopax rusticola

Habitat: Woodland with boggy clearings and damp ditches

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary Nature Reserve


Species Name: Rock dove

Scientific Name: Columba livia

Habitat: Rocky coasts and rocky mountain terrain

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Mute swan

Scientific Name: Cygnus oldor

Habitat: Most lakes and rivers shallow waters winters in estuaries

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Brent goose

Scientific Name: Branta bernicla

Habitat: Mudflats salt marshes pasture and cereal fields

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary Nature Reserve


Species Name: Scaup

Scientific Name: Aythya marila

Habitat: Estuaries sandy bays and shallow seas

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Eider

Scientific Name: Somateria mollissina

Habitat: Sea coasts rocky islands sandy bays and estuary sandbanks

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Long tailed duck

Scientific Name: Clangula hyemalis

Habitat: Mounatins and tundra species which winters at sea

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Common scoter

Scientific Name: Melanitta nigra

Habitat: Prefers open sae areas of bays and coastlines

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II III Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Goldeneye

Scientific Name: Bucephala clangula

Habitat: Open water from coasts to reservoirs lakes

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Red breasted marganser

Scientific Name: Mergus serrator

Habitat: Sealocks esturies brackish river mouths

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Goosandar

Scientific Name: Mergus merganser

Habitat: Rushing rivers large lakes flooded pits and estuaries

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Quail

Scientific Name: Coturnix coturnix

Habitat: Prefers hay and corn fields

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Water rail

Scientific Name: Rullus aquaticus

Habitat: Reeds marshes boogy sedge meadows

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Moorhen

Scientific Name: Gallinula chloropus

Habitat: Reedbeds on rivers and ponds with sheltering vegitation

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA


Species Name: Oystercatcher

Scientific Name: Haematopus ostralegus

Habitat: Most types of shoreline and locally inland areas

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Grey plover

Scientific Name: Pluvialis squatarola

Habitat: Confined to coasts estuaries and their adjacent marshes

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Lapwing

Scientific Name: Vanellus vanellus

Habitat: Open grassy pastures upland sheep areas and ploughed fields

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Knot

Scientific Name: Calidris canutus

Habitat: Mudflats sandy beaches and marshes

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Black tailed godwit

Scientific Name: Limosa limosa

Habitat: Wet meadows salt marsh muddy estuaries and creeks

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II Irish Amber List

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Bar tailed godwit

Scientific Name: Limosa lapponica

Habitat: Muddy estuaries sandy beaches

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex I II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Curlew

Scientific Name: Numenius arquata

Habitat: Prefers upland moors pastures bogs and coastal fields

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Red list

Possible Designation: SPA Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Redshank

Scientific Name: Tringa totanus

Habitat: Wet meadows coastal grassland boggy heaths and moor

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II Irish Amber List

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Spotted redshank

Scientific Name: Tringa erythropus

Habitat: Shallow marshes flooded meadows and lake margins

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Greenshank

Scientific Name: Tringa nebularia

Habitat: Bogs or wetlands occasionally in open woodland

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III Bonn Convention Annex II AEWA Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Ramser Site


Species Name: Black headed gull

Scientific Name: Larus ridibundus

Habitat: Freshwaters seashores cultivated land and urban areas

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Common gull

Scientific Name: Larus canus

Habitat: Breeds on freshwater lakes and along coasts

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Lesser headed gull

Scientific Name: Larus fuscus

Habitat: Breeds on rocky coasts forages in fields

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Herring gull

Scientific Name: Larus argentatus

Habitat: Coasts islands larger lakes and forages in urban areas

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Great black backed gull

Scientific Name: Larus marinus

Habitat: Breeds on rocky coasts and larger inland lakes

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Stock dove

Scientific Name: Columba oenas

Habitat: Farmland woods and cliffs

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Collared dove

Scientific Name: Streptopelia decaocto

Habitat: Parks gardens woodlands

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Skylark

Scientific Name: Alauda arvensis

Habitat: Open ground of all kinds farmland and heaths

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Blackbird

Scientific Name: Turdus merula

Habitat: All woodland types with rich undergrowth

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Fieldfare

Scientific Name: Turdus pilaris

Habitat: Perfers birch or pine woods also urban areas

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Song thrush

Scientific Name: Turdus philomelos

Habitat: Most woodland types prefers damp mossy conifers

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Redwing

Scientific Name: Turdus iliacus

Habitat: In winter found in open fields and in open woods

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Mistle thrush

Scientific Name: Turdus viscivorus

Habitat: Prefers conifers breeds in gardens parks and orchards

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Starling

Scientific Name: Sturnus vulgaris

Habitat: Breeds in holes in trees walls and buildings

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Jay

Scientific Name: Garrulus glandarius

Habitat: Breeds in both deciduous and coniferous woods

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Magpie

Scientific Name: Pica pica

Habitat: Widely different habitats usually assiocated with man

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Jackdaw

Scientific Name: Corvus monedula

Habitat: Short grass fields and grassy areas

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Rook

Scientific Name: Corvus frugilegus

Habitat: Open cultivated country

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Carrion crow

Scientific Name: Corvus corone

Habitat: Feeds on fields and farmlands near urban areas

Legal Status: Directive 79/409 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SPA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Great crested grebe

Scientific Name: Podiceps cristatus

Habitat: Large rivers open pools and lake esturaries

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Wildfowl Sanctuary Nature Reserve


Species Name: Great shearwater

Scientific Name: Puffinus gravis

Habitat: Open seas and sea cliffs

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Sooty shearwater

Scientific Name: Puffinus griseus

Habitat: Sea coasts

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Gannet

Scientific Name: Morus bassanus

Habitat: Remote rocky islands mainland cliffs

Legal Status: Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Cormorant

Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo

Habitat: Large lakes resevoirs estuaries and open coast

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Goshawk

Scientific Name: Accipiter gentilis

Habitat: Forest areas near open ground

Legal Status: Irish Amber list Berne Convention Annex II Bonn Convention Annex II CITES Annex II

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Razorbill

Scientific Name: Alca torda

Habitat: Cliffs in summer otherwise at sea

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Black guillemot

Scientific Name: Cepphus grylle

Habitat: Open seas

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Puffin

Scientific Name: Fratercula arctica

Habitat: Grassy slopes above cliffs at sea when not nesting

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Cuckoo

Scientific Name: Cuculus canorus

Habitat: Bushy moors marshes woodland edges and farmland

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Sand martin

Scientific Name: Riparia riparia

Habitat: Prefers earth banks both on rivers and lake sides

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Swallow

Scientific Name: Hirundo rustica

Habitat: Prefers farmland with scattered with trees

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Yellow wagtail

Scientific Name: Motacilla flava

Habitat: Wet meadows grassy places and marshes

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Redstart

Scientific Name: Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Habitat: Oak and other mature wood edges with scrub

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Whinchat

Scientific Name: Saxicola rubetra

Habitat: Grassy areas with bushes heaths and clifftops

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Stonechat

Scientific Name: Saxicola torquata

Habitat: Rocky slopes with bushes heaths and clifftop grassland

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Grasshopper warbler

Scientific Name: Locustella naevia

Habitat: Long grasses and low bush areas

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Reed warbler

Scientific Name: Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Habitat: Reed beds willow thickets near reeds

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Lesser whitethroat

Scientific Name: Sylvia curruca

Habitat: Dense hedgerows blackthorn thickets and woods

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Wood warbler

Scientific Name: Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Habitat: High woods with clear space beneath trees (oak and beech)

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Spotted flycatcher

Scientific Name: Muscicapa striata

Habitat: Openings in woods parks and gardens

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list Bonn Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Pied flycatcher

Scientific Name: Ficefula hypoleuca

Habitat: Old woods with clearings (mainly oak)

Legal Status: Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Redpoll

Scientific Name: Carduelis flammea

Habitat: Prefer young conifers mixed open woods or birch thickets

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex II Irish Amber list

Possible Designation: Refuge for Fauna Nature Reserve


Species Name: Red grouse

Scientific Name: Lagopus lagopus

Habitat: Uplands with heather or on woodland edges

Legal Status: Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve Wildfowl Sanctuary


Species Name: Barn owl

Scientific Name: Tyto alba

Habitat: Rough grassland nests in trees and buildings

Legal Status: Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex III CITES Annex II

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Ring ouzel

Scientific Name: Turdus torquatus

Habitat: Restricted to upland areas in Ireland

Legal Status: Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Twite

Scientific Name: Carduelis flavirostris

Habitat: Restricted to upland coastal farmland and bog

Legal Status: Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Yellowhammer

Scientific Name: Emberiza citrinella

Habitat: Hedgerows fields salt marshes and beaches

Legal Status: Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Corn bunting

Scientific Name: Miliaria calandra

Habitat: Prefers farmland areas

Legal Status: Irish Red list Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve Refuge for Fauna


Species Name: Lampern

Scientific Name: Lampetra fluviatilis

Habitat: Adults migrate from seas into stoney shallow rivers to spawn

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II Annex V Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Brook Lamprey

Scientific Name: Lampetra planeri

Habitat: Occurs in middle and upper reaches of streams and rivers

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation:


Species Name: Sea Lamprey

Scientific Name: Lampetra marinus

Habitat: Spawns on gravel beds used by salmon species

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Atlantic salmon

Scientific Name: Salmo solar

Habitat: Anadromous species prefering cool temperatures

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II V Berne Convention Annex III Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: SAC Salmonid Waters


Species Name: Pollan

Scientific Name: Coregonus autumnalis

Habitat: Confined to lakes and some streaches of the Shannon river

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Char

Scientific Name: Salvelinus alpinus

Habitat: A pollution sensitive species prefers lakes and freshwater loughs

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Salmonid Waters


Species Name: Amur bitterling

Scientific Name: Rhodeus serceus amarus

Habitat: Slow flowing lowland rivers canals and rich lakes

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation:


Species Name: Roach

Scientific Name: Rutilus rutilus

Habitat: Lakes and slower rivers near weedbeds

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Grayling

Scientific Name: Thymallus thymallus

Habitat: Favours clean clear well oxygenated rivers and streams

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Salmonid Waters


Species Name: Rudd

Scientific Name: Scardinius erythrophthalmus

Habitat: Middle to upper layers of lakes and slower rivers

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Vendace

Scientific Name: Coregonus vandesius

Habitat: Middle and lower reaches of clear cool lakes

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Rainbow trout

Scientific Name: Salmo gairdneri

Habitat: Lakes rivers and streams with some populations feeding at sea

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Salmonid Waters


Species Name: Minnow

Scientific Name: Phoxinus phoxinus

Habitat: Clear lakes small fast flowing streams and fast rivers

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Bullhead

Scientific Name: Cottus gobio

Habitat: Shallow parts of rivers with stoney beds

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Bream

Scientific Name: Abramis brama

Habitat: Lakes and slow rivers near the muddy bottom

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Twaite shad

Scientific Name: Alosa fallax

Habitat: Found around Irish coasts with freshwater populations found in lakes

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Common carp

Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio

Habitat: Found in rich weedy ponds and lakes

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Sea trout

Scientific Name: Salmo trutta trutta

Habitat: Are found in all rivers which are fast flowing and clean enough for them to breed in

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Salmonid Waters


Species Name: Schelly

Scientific Name: Coregonus nilssoni

Habitat: Confined to freshwater lakes

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Tench

Scientific Name: Tinca tinca

Habitat: Prefers deep muddy weedy waters of ponds lakes and canals

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Houting

Scientific Name: Coregonus lavaretus

Habitat: Freshwater and brackish water during winter

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Allis shad

Scientific Name: Alosa alosa

Habitat: Adults ascend rivers to spawn in springtime

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Brown trout

Scientific Name: Salmo trutta

Habitat: A freshwater species who prefers fast clear streams and some lakes

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Salmonid Waters


Species Name: Perch

Scientific Name: Perca fluviatilis

Habitat: Still and slow flowing rivers liking gravel pits and resevoirs

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Smelt

Scientific Name: Osemerus eperlanus

Habitat: Prefer clean rivers and estuaries

Legal Status: Irish Red Data Book

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Pike:

Scientific Name: Esox lucius

Habitat: Most temperate waters prefering lakes and slower reaches of rivers

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Eel

Scientific Name: Anguilla anguilla

Habitat: All types of fresh water remaining on or near the bottom

Legal Status: Directive 78/659 Article 1

Possible Designation: Cyprinid Waters


Species Name: Smooth newt

Scientific Name: Triturus vulgaris

Habitat: Areas with low vegitation and standing water

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Nature Reserve


Species Name: Common lizard

Scientific Name: Lacerta vivpara

Habitat: Any area with a mixture of cover and open areas for basking

Legal Status: Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: Natrur Reserve


Species Name: Natterjack toad

Scientific Name: Bufo calamita

Habitat: Prefers areas with light soils and warm shallow breeding ponds

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex IV Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: NHA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Grass frog

Scientific Name: Rana temporaria

Habitat: Among the herbage of damp areas

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex V Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: NHA Nature Reserve


Species Name: Marsh fritillary

Scientific Name: Euphydryas aurinia

Habitat: Wet meadows favouring yellow plants and flowers like Dandelions and Hawkbit

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Silver spotted skipper

Scientific Name: Hesperia comma catena

Habitat: Found on rare chalk downs mainly in South England

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Orange-spotted emerald

Scientific Name: Oxygastra curtisii

Habitat: Open decidious woodlands hedgerows and fenland

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC NHA


Species Name: Atlantic stream crayfish

Scientific Name: Austropotamobius pallipes

Habitat: Favours clean aquatic habitats especially hard water rivers and streams.

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II V Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SAC Nature Reserve


Species Name: Water beetle

Scientific Name: Graphoderus bilineatus

Habitat: Any standing freshwater areas

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC NHA


Species Name: Violet click beetle

Scientific Name: Limoniscus violaceus

Habitat: Occupy most habitat types which include old trees

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Southern damselfly

Scientific Name: Coenagrion mercuriale

Habitat: Vegitation surronding freshwater bodies

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SAC Nature Reserve


Species Name: Kerry spotted slug

Scientific Name: Geomalacus maculosus

Habitat: Grazes on lichens on rocks and trees in wooded areas

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II IV Berne Convention Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC NHA


Species Name: Narrow mouthed whorl snail

Scientific Name: Vertigo angustior

Habitat: Marshy ground of high even humidity with flowing groundwater

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Geyer's whorl snail

Scientific Name: Vertigo geyeri

Habitat: Exposed humid calcareous flush fens

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Round mouthed whorl snail

Scientific Name: Vertigo genesii

Habitat: Prefers turfa depositing springs and calcareous upland fens

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Desmoulin's whorl snail

Scientific Name: Vertigo moulinsiana

Habitat: Most water saturated areas prefering fen habitats

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II

Possible Designation: SAC


Species Name: Softwater pearl mussel

Scientific Name: Margaritifera margaritifera

Habitat: Clean fast flowing soft water rivers and streams that are low in nutrients

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II V Berne Convention Annex III

Possible Designation: SAC NHA


Species Name: Freshwater pearl mussel

Scientific Name: Margaritifera durrovensis

Habitat: Clean fast flowing rivers and streams that are low in nutrients

Legal Status: Directive 92/43 Annex II V

Possible Designation: SAC NHA


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