Ynys Feurig, Cemlyn Bay and the Skerries

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 86 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high favourable medium
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Site description
Ynys Feurig is a group of small, low-lying islands situated up to 1 km offshore, whilst the very exposed Skerries lie 3 km out to sea. The vegetation on most of the islands is sparse. At Cemlyn Bay, a shingle storm-beach forms a bar between a tidal lagoon surrounded by saltmarsh and the open shore. The IBA supports large tern colonies.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ynys Feurig, Cemlyn Bay and the Skerries. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.