Puffin Island

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Puffin Island
7km south-west of Valentia.Size: 53.4 hectares
Habitat: : A narrow steep-sided island about 1.6km long, rising to 145m. Spectacular cliffs.

Birds & wildlife: It is of international importance for its seabird colonies, most notably its Puffins (5,000-10,000), Manx Shearwaters (c.20,000) and Storm Petrels. There are also several hundred pairs of nesting Razorbills, Guillemots and Kittiwakes.

Visiting & access: Day visits to the island from Valentia can be arranged by contacting Des Lavelle (Tel. 066-76124). Written permission is required from BirdWatch Ireland for longer stays.

Puffin Island Map

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