Lady's Island Lake Tern Report 2016 Available Online

Date Released: Friday, August 12, 2016

The Lady’s Island Lake Tern Conservation Project is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, and is now in its 34th year. The 2016 report can be accessed on our website here.

SITE NAME: LADY'S ISLAND S.I. No. 69/2012 SPA: 004009

Lady’s Island Lake is situated in the extreme southeast of Ireland and is comprised of a shallow, brackish coastal lagoon separated from the sea by a 200-metre wide sand and shingle barrier. The lake is 3.7 km in length and 1.3 km at its widest southerly point, and covers an area of 466 hectares. The lake and its two islands, Inish and Sgarbheen, are designated Special Protection Areas (SPA), holding 5 Special Conservation Interest Species; Gadwall (Anas strepera), Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis), Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), and Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea).