East Sanday

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: East Sanday. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.