Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,089 ha
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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.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: East Sanday. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2023.