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Marwick Head


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: C7 (2007)
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Area: 9 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 high low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
A short section of eroded sandstone cliffs and associated maritime grassland on the west coast of Orkney Mainland, important for breeding seabirds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Marwick Head. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/marwick-head-iba-united-kingdom on 28/02/2024.