Outer Ards

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,403 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium unfavourable low
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Site description (baseline)
This site covers a section of the flat, east-facing shoreline of the Irish Sea, and contains rocky outcrops, a number of islands and long sandy beaches. The site is important for wintering waders and geese, wintering and breeding Phalacrocorax carbo and breeding terns. Most Branta bernicla are from the Canadian/Greenland breeding population of the hrota subspecies.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Outer Ards. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.