UK283
Rathlin Island


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B3, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 1,466 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 favourable low
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Site description
A large island with cliffs and stacks on the north and west shores. Further inland there are wetlands, a limited amount of maritime heath and a mosaic of unimproved and improved grazing. The IBA is important for breeding seabirds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rathlin Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2020.