Monach Islands

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
A chain of five uninhabited islands, located about 10 km off the west coast of North Uist, which support the best uncultivated machair in the UK. The machair and coastline attract wintering geese and breeding seabirds. Branta leucopsis are from the Greenland breeding population.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Monach Islands. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.