Stags of Broadhaven

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: B3, C2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 136 ha

Protection status:

BirdWatch Ireland

Site description
A group of four precipitous rocky islets (totalling 4 ha and rising to 100 m) and the surrounding sea area, located off the cliff-dominated north coast of County Mayo and 2 km north of Benwee Head.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding seabirds; additional species include Hydrobates pelagicus (no recent data; <100 pairs, 1966), Fulmarus glacialis (100 pairs, 1982), Larus argentatus (c.25 pairs, 1971), Rissa tridactyla (c.25 pairs, 1969), Alca torda (9 pairs, 1971) and Fratercula arctica (no recent data; one of the most densely populated colonies in 1966).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stags of Broadhaven. Downloaded from on 18/01/2021.