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A sea lough containing mudflats, mussel-beds and a small area of saltings. The IBA includes the small, vegetated Swan Island, and the man-made `Blue Circle' Island. The mudflats are important for wintering Branta bernicla hrota from the Canadian/Greenland breeding population, while Swan/Blue Circle Islands support an important mixed tern colony.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Larne Lough. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/05/2021.