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Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, C3, C4 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 3,086 ha

Protection status:

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 very high unfavourable low
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here


Site description
The IBA is situated at the most northern tip of Britain, and comprises heathland, small nutrient-poor lochans and burns, and sea cliffs. Closely grazed species-rich maritime grassland occurs on the cliff-tops, with blanket bog and acid grassland vegetation communities also present. The site is important for breeding seabirds, divers, skuas and waders.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2019.