IBA Criteria met: B3 (2009)
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Area: 336 ha
Two uninhabited rocky islets and surrounding waters, 6 km west of the Beara peninsula in south-west County Cork. There is a lighthouse on Bull Rock which is owned by Commissioners of Irish Lights. Cow Rock is publicly-owned.
This site supports important breeding seabird colonies. Additional seabirds breeding in nationally important numbers include Phalacrocorax carbo (50 pairs, 1987), Rissa tridactyla (590 pairs, 1987) and Uria aalge (2,000 pairs, 1987).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bull and Cow Rocks. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2023.