Antrim Hills

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 26,966 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 medium not assessed low
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Site description
An extensive upland plateau that is the dominant geographical feature of County Antrim. It supports fine remnant semi-natural Quercus woodlands and is drained by fast-flowing streams, including the rivers of the famous nine glens of Antrim. Human activities include commercial peat extraction. The area supports a typical assemblage of upland species and is also important for Phylloscopus sibilatrix.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Antrim Hills. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.