Site description (2000 baseline)
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.
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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wicklow Head. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/wicklow-head-iba-ireland on 06/12/2023.