IBA criteria met: B1iii, B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 5,500 ha
Site description (baseline)
A linear coastal site encompassing two south-westerly peninsulas in County Cork as well as Cape Clear and Sherkin Islands. Information on land-use and threats is incomplete.
This is an important site for breeding Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sheeps Head and Mizen Head peninsulas. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/674 on 08/06/2023.