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Outer Ards


Country/territory: United Kingdom

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

Protection status:

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium unfavourable low
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Site description
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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Outer Ards. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2020.