UK131
East Sanday


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,089 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 very unfavourable medium low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
A low-lying rocky coastline interspersed with sandy bays. Sand-dune and machair habitats support species-rich plant communities. The IBA is important for both wintering and breeding waders, and also breeding Sterna paradisaea and wintering Plectrophenax nivalis.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: East Sanday. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/east-sanday-iba-united-kingdom on 22/02/2024.