Sovereign Islands

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, C4 (2000)
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Area: 2 ha

BirdWatch Ireland

Site description
Two small, flat-topped islands (less that 30 m high) and surrounding waters, 1.5 km offshore from Oysterhaven in County Cork.

Key biodiversity
This site supports breeding seabirds, including Fulmarus glacialis, Phalacrocorax carbo and Larus marinus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sovereign Islands. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.