The Saltee Islands (Great Saltee and Little Saltee) lie 5 km offshore from Kilmore Quay in County Wexford. Both islands have exposed rocky cliffs and boulder beaches. The islands have not been farmed since the 1940s.
The Saltees are internationally important for breeding seabird colonies. Species occurring in numbers of national importance are: Fulmarus glacialis (350 pairs, 1996), Larus argentatus (500 pairs, 1996), Rissa tridactyla (2,500 pairs, 1996) and Uria aalge (15,000 birds, 1996). Great Saltee is also a notable site for spring and autumn passerine migration.
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saltee Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/06/2018.