SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Ramsey and St David's Peninsula Coast

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The SPA of Ramsey and St David's Peninsula Coast is located in north Pembrokeshire in south-west Wales. The site comprises the island of Ramsey and an adjacent length of cliff and coastal habitats running around the peninsula of St David's. The huge and often greatly indented cliffs support a wide range of typical maritime vegetation communities, ranging from rock-crevice communities on the most exposed cliff faces to maritime grassland, heath and scrub on shallower slopes and in the hinterland. These coastal habitats support an important resident population of Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax. These birds nest at high density in traditional locations within the cliffs and depend on the diverse mix of coastal habitats present and their low-intensity agricultural management. 


Qualifying species

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This site qualifies under Article 4.1 of the Directive (79/409/EEC) by supporting populations of European importance of the following species listed on Annex I of the Directive:
During the breeding season;
Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, 11 pairs representing at least 3.2% of the breeding population in Great Britain
Over winter;
Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, 22 pairs representing at least 3.2% of the wintering population in Great Britain (no source)



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