Horse Island is a lightly grazed drumlin island in Lower Lough Erne. The Erne basin generally is one of the prime locations for breeding waders in the British Isles. Waders including snipe, curlew, redshank and lapwing have been recorded on the island making it one of the most important wader sites in Northern Ireland.
The density of nests, at over 3 per hectare, is one of the highest ever recorded. Other species of breeding birds include common sandpiper, oystercatcher, great crested grebe and tufted duck.
- ASSI Guidance for Public Bodies/Competent Authorities
- Coastal Areas of Special Scientific Interest
- Conservation Management Plans for Northern Ireland’s Special Areas of Conservation
- European Marine Sites - Marine Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas
- Management of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
- Marine Conservation Zones
- Marine Protected Areas
- Marine Ramsar sites
- Portrush Coastal Zone
- Special Areas of Conservation
- Special Areas of Conservation for Harbour porpoise
- Special Protection Areas