IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC breeding 1996 1,230 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC non-breeding 1997 5,311-5,500 individuals A4i, B1i
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus VU breeding 1995-1997 20 breeding pairs B1i
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata LC breeding - 200 breeding pairs B2
Arctic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus LC breeding - 1,200 breeding pairs B1ii

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

For more information about the IBA criteria, please click here


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Marine Intertidal -
For further information about the IUCN habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
For further information about the land-use classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Utherad. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.