Larne Lough

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Larne Lough. Downloaded from on 25/09/2021.