Strangford Lough and islands

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
A shallow sea lough with an indented shoreline and a wide variety of marine and intertidal habitats. The west shore has numerous islands typical of flooded drumlin topography. This is Northern Ireland's most important coastal site for wintering wildfowl, and is also of importance for breeding terns.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Strangford Lough and islands. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.