Malin Head

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA criteria met: C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 414 ha

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Site description (2000 baseline)
A long stretch of unspoilt coastline in northern County Donegal, extending from just north of Ballygorman village around Malin Head to White Strand Bay on its southern side. Mixed farmland is the main habitat, with meadow and grazing pasture.

Key biodiversity
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax and Somateria mollissima also breed.

Two pairs of Falco peregrinus are known to breed in the vicinity of the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Malin Head. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.