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North Uist Machair and Islands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: -

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vallay Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 306 protected area contained by site 307
Vallay Environmentally Sensitive Area 0 protected area contained by site 0
North Uist Machair and Islands Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 4,705 protected area overlaps with site 0
Machairs Robach and Newton Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 739 protected area contained by site 757
Balranald Bog and Loch nam Feithean Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 820 protected area overlaps with site 0
Balranald Reserve 658 protected area contained by site 658
Baleshare and Kirkibost Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,358 protected area contained by site 1,465
Baleshare and Kirkibost Environmentally Sensitive Area 0 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Machair -
Wetlands (inland) Salt marshes, Sand dunes and beaches, Standing freshwater, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Scree and boulders, Inland sand dunes -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Uist Machair and Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2022.