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Wicklow Head


Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 134 ha

Protection status:

BirdWatch Ireland

Site description
Wicklow Head, situated a mile south of Wicklow town, is a rocky headland with sheer cliffs and inlets. The site includes the adjacent waters. There is a coastguard station and lighthouse on the headland.

Key biodiversity
There are nationally important colonies of breeding seabirds, mostly Rissa tridactyla (1,125 pairs, 1994), with smaller numbers of Alca torda (191 birds, 1994), Uria aalge (244 birds, 1994), Fulmarus glacialis and Phalacrocorax aristotelis.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wicklow Head. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2020.