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Strangford Lough and islands


Site description (2007 baseline):

Site location and context
A shallow sea lough with an indented shoreline and a wide variety of marine and intertidal habitats. The west shore has numerous islands typical of flooded drumlin topography. This is Northern Ireland's most important coastal site for wintering wildfowl, and is also of importance for breeding terns.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Strangford Lough and islands. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/strangford-lough-and-islands-iba-united-kingdom on 27/02/2024.