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Fair Isle


Site description (2007 baseline):

Site location and context
An island of Old Red Sandstone situated halfway between the Shetland mainland and Orkney, which has been home to a bird observatory since 1947. Maritime grassland occurs around the coasts. The island supports large colonies of breeding seabirds and waterbirds, and is also important as a stop-over site for migrating birds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Fair Isle. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/fair-isle-iba-united-kingdom on 25/09/2023.