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Location Ireland, Donegal
Central coordinates 8o 33.00' West  54o 36.00' North
IBA criteria B3
Area 47 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A small, uninhabited, rocky, marine island and surrounding sea, situated 8 km south-west of Killybegs and 2 km off the County Donegal coast. The island is low-lying and flat-topped with short grassland vegetation.

Key Biodiversity The island is important for breeding seabirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1987  116 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus breeding  1987  150 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  5%
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  80%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 80%
not utilised 20%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Inishduff. Downloaded from on 29/10/2016

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