Horn Head cliffs

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA criteria met: B1ii, B3, C3 (2009)
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Area: 468 ha

BirdWatch Ireland

Site description (2000 baseline)
High, rocky quartzite cliffs on a well-defined peninsula to the north of Dunfanaghy, on the County Donegal coast.

Key biodiversity
This site contains an internationally important colony of breeding seabirds. Other species breeding in numbers of national importance include Fulmarus glacialis (1,000 pairs), Rissa tridactyla (4,500 pairs), Uria aalge (5,000 birds) and Cepphus grylle (25 birds).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Horn Head cliffs. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.