3. The Lough Neagh Wetlands Biodiversity Audit 2005/2006 Species



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3. The Lough Neagh Wetlands Biodiversity Audit 2005/2006
Species
The species below are listed because they appear on the Northern Ireland list of Species of Conservation Concern. Several are also listed on the Northern Ireland and UK List of Priority Species. An audit was carried out to establish how many Priority Species / Species of Conservation Concern were present in the Lough Neagh Wetlands. The audit also attempted to establish the status of each species in the Lough Neagh Wetlands.



Present

Presence of species is of sufficient interest
















Important

The Lough Neagh Wetlands is an important area for the Northern Ireland/ Irish and European population.

Significant

One of only a few sites / or the only site for this species to occur in Ireland


































Group

FULL NAME

COMMON NAME

ORDER

NI Priority Species

UK Priority Species

NI Species of Cons. Concern

Status in the Lough Neagh Wetlands

Vascular Plants

Frangula alnus

Alder Buckthorn

Magnoliidae

YES




YES

Significant

Birds

Tyto alba

Barn Owl

Strigiformes

YES




YES

Important

Birds

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

Charadriiformes

YES




YES

Important

Moth

Selidosema brunnearia

Bordered grey

Lepidoptera







YES

Significant

Fish

Salmo trutta fario

Brown Trout / Lough Neagh Dollaghan

Isospondyli







YES

Significant

Birds

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Bullfinch

Passeriformes

YES

YES

YES

Important

Birds

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

Charadriiformes







YES

Important

Birds

Crex crex

Corncrake

Gruiformes

YES

YES

YES

Important

Birds

Numenius arquata

Curlew

Charadriiformes

YES




YES

Important

Moths

Dicallomera fascelina

Dark Tussock

Lepidoptera







YES

Significant

Birds

Bucephala clangula

Goldeneye

Anseriformes







YES

Important

Birds

Locustella naevia

Grasshopper Warbler

Passeriformes

YES




YES

Important

Birds

Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

Podicipediformes




YES

Important

Butterflies

Callophrys rubi

Green Hairstreak

Lepidoptera







YES

Present

Dragonflies

Coenagrion lunulatum

Irish Damselfly

Odonata

YES




YES

Significant

Mammal

Lepus timidus hibernicus

Irish Hare

Lagomorpha

YES




YES

Important

Vascular Plants

Spiranthes romanzoffiana

Irish Lady's-Tresses

Liliidae

YES

YES

YES

Significant

Birds

Alcedo atthis

Kingfisher

Coraciiformes







YES

Present

Birds

Vanellus vanellus

Lapwing

Charadriiformes

YES




YES

Significant

Butterflies

Eurodryas aurinia

Marsh Fritillary

Lepidoptera

YES

YES

YES

Significant

Vascular Plants

Calamagrostis stricta

Narrow Small-reed

Liliidae

YES




YES

Significant

Mammal

Lutra lutra

Otter

Carnivora

YES

YES

YES

Important

Vascular Plants

Mentha pulegium

Pennyroyal

Magnoliidae

YES

YES

YES

Significant

Birds

Anas acuta

Pintail

Anseriformes







YES

Present

Birds

Aythya ferina

Pochard

Anseriformes







YES

Important

Fish

Coregonus autumnalis pollan

Pollan

Isospondyli

YES

YES

YES

Significant

Birds

Tringa totanus

Redshank

Charadriiformes

YES




YES

Significant

Birds

Emberiza schoeniclus

Reed Bunting

Passeriformes

YES

YES

YES

Important

Fish

Lampetra fluviatilis

River Lamprey

Petromyzonidae










Important

Vascular Plants

Ranunculus fluitans

River Water-crowfoot

Magnoliidae

YES




YES

Significant

Birds

Aythya marila

Scaup

Anseriformes







YES

Important

Birds

Tadorna tadorna

Shelduck

Anseriformes







YES

Important

Birds

Anas clypeata

Shoveler

Anseriformes







YES

Important

Birds

Alauda arvensis

Skylark

Passeriformes

YES

YES

YES

Important

Birds

Gallinago gallinago

Snipe

Charadriiformes







YES

Important

Birds

Anas crecca

Teal

Anseriformes







YES

Important

Birds

Passer montanus

Tree Sparrow

Passeriformes

YES

YES

YES

Significant

Birds

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck

Anseriformes







YES

Important

Crustaceans

Austropotamobius pallipes

White-clawed Crayfish

Decapoda

YES

YES

YES

Present

Birds

Cygnus cygnus

Whooper Swan

Anseriformes







YES

Important

Birds

Anas penelope

Wigeon

Anseriformes







YES

Important

Mammal

Plecotus auritus

Brown Long-eared Bat

Chiroptera

YES




YES

Present

Mammal

Myotis daubentoni

Daubenton's Bat

Chiroptera

YES




YES

Present

Mammal

Nyctalus leisleri

Leisler's Bat

Chiroptera

YES




YES

Present

Mammal

Pipistrellus nathusii

Nathusius' Pipistrelle

Chiroptera

YES




YES

Present

Mammal

Myotis nattereri

Natterer's Bat

Chiroptera

YES




YES

Present

Mammal

Pipistrellus pipistrellus pipistrellus & p. pygmaeus

Pipistrelle (2 phonic types - 45 kHz Pipistrelle & 55 kHz Pipistrelle)

Chiroptera

YES




YES

Present

Mammal

Myotis mystacinus

Whiskered Bat

Chiroptera

YES




YES

Present


Habitats
The habitats below are listed because they appear on the Northern Ireland List of Priority Habitats. An audit was carried out to establish how many Priority Habitats were present in the Lough Neagh Wetlands. The audit also attempted to establish the status of each habitat in the Lough Neagh Wetlands.














Present

Occurrence in the wetlands is of sufficient interest

Important

Important proportion of the Northern Ireland resource found in the Wetlands

























PRIORITY HABITAT

NI Priority

Present in Lough Neagh Wetlands

Status in Lough Neagh Wetlands

Lowland Dry Acid Grassland

YES

YES

Present

Cereal Field Margins

YES

YES

Present

Lowland Raised Bog

YES

YES

Important

Ancient and/or species-rich hedgerows

YES

YES

Important

Parkland

YES

YES

Present

Wet Woodland

YES

YES

Important

Mixed Ashwood

YES

YES

Present

Oakwood

YES

YES

Present

Lowland heathland

YES

YES

Present

Fens

YES

YES

Important

Purple moor grass and rush pasture

YES

YES

Important

Reedbeds

YES

YES

Important

Floodplain grazing marsh

YES

YES

Important

Lowland meadows

YES

YES

Important

Rivers and Streams

YES

YES

Important

Eutrophic standing water

YES

YES

Important

Mesotrophic lakes

YES

YES

Present


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