UK172
Gruinart Flats


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 3,244 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 very unfavourable medium medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The IBA comprises a north-facing sea loch over 5 km in length, and adjacent grassland, heathland, saltmarsh, mudflat and sand-dune habitats. The site is important for wintering waterbirds. Anser albifrons are the flavirostris subspecies, while Branta leucopsis are from the Greenland breeding population.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gruinart Flats. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/gruinart-flats-iba-united-kingdom on 26/02/2024.