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.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gruinart Flats. Downloaded from
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