Nesting sites of the Lesser Black-backed Gull and other birdlife on Inishgoosk

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Title

Nesting sites of the Lesser Black-backed Gull and other birdlife on Inishgoosk

Subject

Lough Derg--Inishgoosk Island--Birdlife--Gulls

Description

A description of the birdlife found on Lough Derg and Inishgoosk Island

Creator

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland

Source

Site Synopsis, Lough Derg (Donegal) Special Protection Area (SPA) entry

Publisher

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland

Date

27 January 2012

Rights

CC BY 4.0 International License

Format

Environmental Special Protection Area (SPA) entry

Language

English

Type

Biodiversity database

Identifier

DD_0295

Coverage

54.619316,-7.890385

References

Site code: 004057

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A large colony of nesting gulls was discovered on Inishgoosk Island in 1977. A survey in 1999 estimated a population of 500 pairs of Lesser Black-backed Gull, which is the largest colony in the country. An estimated 100 pairs of Herring Gull were also present, which is of national importance. Common Gull has bred here in the past.

The Pettigo Plateau Greenland White-fronted Goose flock formerly used Lough Derg as a feeding and/or roost site. Inishgoosk Island appeared to be the main feeding area used. In the 1980s, the bogs were largely deserted in favour of coastal grassland sites at Durnesh Lough and Brownhall. Wintering waterfowl are scarce on Lough Derg due to the oligotrophic character of the system but small numbers of Tufted Duck, Mallard and Goldeneye occur. A feral Greylag Goose flock is resident at the site.

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Lough Derg SPA is of national importance for both Lesser Black-backed Gull and Herring Gull. In the past it was used by Greenland White-fronted Goose, a species that is listed on Annex I of the E.U. Birds Directive

Original Format

Biodiversity database

Citation

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland, “Nesting sites of the Lesser Black-backed Gull and other birdlife on Inishgoosk,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed July 16, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/315.

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