Skokholm and Skomer
Site overview: This site includes Skomer, Skokholm and Middleholm - three magnificent islands located off the south-west tip of Pembrokeshire, Wales.
The coastal habitats and cliffs here support an important resident population of chough - a member of the crow family with a red beak and legs.
Choughs are members of the crow family famed for their red beaks and legs! The islands also support a large number of breeding seabirds.
- Designation Status
- Last Updated
- 6 June 2017
- MPA Type
- Special Protection Area
- MPA Purpose
- areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and migratory birds within the European Union
Coordinates51° 43' 13" North,
5° 17' 11" West
Surface Area143.41 km2
(55.37 mi.2 )
Iconic features protected by this site
- Marine areas, Sea inlets
- Tidal rivers, Estuaries, Mud flats, Sand flats, Lagoons (including saltwork basins)
- Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
- European storm-petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) (Annex I (species))
- Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
- Lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus) (Regularly occurring migratory species)