Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA Criteria met: B2 (2007)
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Area: 249 ha
|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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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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Calf of Man. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2023.