Calf of Man

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2007)
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Area: 249 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 not assessed not assessed not assessed
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Site description
Lying 400 m off the south-western tip of the Isle of Man, the Calf has a rugged coastline with steep slate cliffs of varying height. Habitat-types present include maritime heath and grassland. The island was farmed until 1958, and is currently grazed by Manx loaghtan sheep. The IBA is important for breeding seabirds and other cliff-nesters.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Calf of Man. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.