Flannan Isles

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 59 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 high very unfavourable low
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Site description
Six rocky islands and outlying skerries located about 30 km west of Lewis, and supporting predominantly maritime grassland vegetation. A lighthouse is situated within the IBA. These islands are of major importance for their breeding seabird colonies.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Flannan Isles. Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.