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Farne Islands


Year of compilation: 2007

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.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Farne Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.