Rathlin Island

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View from the ferry arriving in the harbour at Church Bay; View of sea stacks beside the West Lighthouse
Rathlin Island - Reachlainn

Ferry from Ballycastle

Rathlin: Nature and Folklore : Philip Watson
Stone Country - 2011
Rathlin, Its Island Story - Wallace Clark
Rathlin Island as I Knew It - Alex Morrison
More Rathlin Books

Raghery Website
Rathlin Island Community Website
Rathlin Island Birdwatching
Wikipedia - Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island SPA

The island hosts large numbers, over 20,000 pairs, of breeding seabirds.
Bird Number
Fulmar 1,482 pairs
Common Gull 64 pairs
Herring Gull 4,037 pairs
Puffin - More 2,398 individuals
Guillemot 28,064 pairs
Black Guillemot 144 individuals
Razorbill 5,978 pairs
Lesser Black-backed Gull 155 pairs
Kittiwake 6,822 pairs
Shag 109 pairs
Eider 40 pairs
Peregrine Falcon 6 pairs
Figures per DOENI website counts dating from 1985 - 1996. These numbers indicate the presence of and population size of breeding birds.

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