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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Strangford Lough and islands. Downloaded from
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