IBA criteria met: B1i, C3 (2009)
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Area: 62 ha
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.
The site is important for waterfowl and shorebirds. Phalacrocorax carbo breeds in numbers of national importance (350 pairs, 1996).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Skerries Islands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/614 on 04/06/2023.