Database release:
SDF
NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

B

1.2 Site code

IE0000532

1.3 Site name

Oldhead Wood SAC

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-08

1.5 Update date

2018-09

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Address:               
Email:datadelivery@chg.gov.ie

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:1998-05
Date site confirmed as SCI: No information provided
Date site designated as SAC:2016-05
National legal reference of SAC designation:262/2016

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-9.782549
Latitude:53.776390

2.2 Area [ha]

85.2856

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.1470

2.4 Sitelength [km] (optional):


No information provided

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
IE01Border, Midland and Western

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Atlantic (0.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
4030  info      52.19  0.00 
91A0  info      19.68  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus     
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)


No information provided

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N051.00
N074.00
N0861.00
N092.00
N103.00
N1623.00
N204.00
N221.00
N231.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

A small oak woodland confined to the lee side of two exposed rocky knolls (106-150m), situated on a coastal promontory in Clew Bay. Complex geology of igneous rocks, mainly silurian; felstone and dolerite, overlain by loamy brown earths merging into peaty podsols on the hill tops. Trees display the effects of exposure and deterioration in soil with altitude, being tall and well developed at low levels but degenerating to low, windswept scrub on the hills.

4.2 Quality and importance

A hyper-oceanic woodland of the Blechno-Quercetum petraea scapanietosum, one of a very few intact examples in the region and one of the only sites directly adjacent to the coast. Mature woodland grades into scrub and heath with ascending altitude. Exceptionally high humidity and abundant development of epiphytic bryophytes and lichens, including Lobaria pulmonaria. A good example of dry heath in an exposed location and includes the localised Daboecia cantabrica. Woods and heath support typical bird fauna, including several species on the edge of their European range, notably Caprimulgus europaeus.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MB02i
MI01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MB02i

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.4 Ownership (optional)


No information provided

4.5 Documentation (optional)

Neff, M.J. (1972). Conservation Report, Oldhead Wood, Doo Lough Forest, Co. Mayo. Unpublished report to the Forest and Wildlife Service, Dublin.Goodwillie, R. (1979). A Preliminary Report on Areas of Scientific Interest in County Mayo. Unpublished report prepared for Mayo County Council, An Foras Forbartha, Dublin.Gorham, E. (1954). The soils and vegetation of a western Irish relict woodland. Journal of Ecology, 42, 497-504.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level (optional):

Code Cover [%]
IE0119.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites (optional):

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
IE01Oldhead Wood Nature Reserve+19.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)


No information provided

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:


No information provided

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)


No information provided

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:IE.NPWS.PS.NATURA2000.SAC.IE0000532
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
X
No

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