Skerries Islands

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA criteria met: B1i, C3 (2009)
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Area: 62 ha

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Site description (baseline)
A group of three small islands (Shenicks, St Patricks and Colt) and surrounding sea, situated 1-2 km east of Skerries, in north County Dublin.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for waterfowl and shorebirds. Phalacrocorax carbo breeds in numbers of national importance (350 pairs, 1996).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Skerries Islands. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.