Farne Islands

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 101 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low unfavourable high
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Site description
A group of islands and rock stacks lying between 2 km and 6 km off the Northumberland coast at Bamburgh. Vegetation is limited to pioneer species due to the maritime conditions and the impact of seabirds. The IBA supports large numbers of breeding seabirds, especially terns and auks, and waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Farne Islands. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.