Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 125 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high unfavourable high
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Site description
The island of Copinsay, three islets and a rock stack. The south-east face of Copinsay consists of sheer cliffs. The three islets to the west are linked to Copinsay by a storm beach exposed at low water. Splash zone communities occur, with grassland covering the majority of the island. The site is important for breeding seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Copinsay. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.