Illaunmaistir

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Illaunmaistir
7km west of Belmullet in north-west Mayo.Size: 24.3 hectares
Habitat: A coastal freshwater lake and extensive reedbed, situated in machair grassland.
Birds & wildlife: It is nationally important for breeding waders and wintering waterfowl (including 70-140 Whooper Swans, 40-80 Greenland White-fronted Geese, up to 1,000 Barnacle Geese and small numbers of Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Pochard and Scaup). The Barnacle Geese commute between Termoncarragh and the Inishkea Islands in winter. Up to 1,000 Golden Plover winter. Breeding birds include Lapwing, Snipe,(left) Dunlin, Whinchat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting.
Visiting & access: View from surrounding roads only.
Illaunmaistir

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