Copeland Islands

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4ii, B1ii, B2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 154 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 high favourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
Copeland Islands IBA is located off the County Down coast of Northern Ireland and comprises Big Copeland, Light House Island and Mew Island. The site is important for breeding seabirds and waders, in addition to their coastal plant communities and geological features.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Copeland Islands. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.