UK148
Firth of Forth Islands


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 151 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed low medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
A large group of islands situated in the Firth of Forth. The inner islands are generally low-lying, whilst those in the Outer Firth are higher, steeper and rockier. The islands support extensive maritime cliff-top grasslands. They are important for breeding seabirds and waterbirds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Firth of Forth Islands. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/firth-of-forth-islands-iba-united-kingdom on 29/02/2024.