Rathlin Island

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B3, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 1,466 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 favourable medium low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
A large island with cliffs and stacks on the north and west shores. Further inland there are wetlands, a limited amount of maritime heath and a mosaic of unimproved and improved grazing. The IBA is important for breeding seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Rathlin Island. Downloaded from on 10/12/2023.