Shiant Isles

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 211 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 high very unfavourable low
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Site description (baseline)
Two large and two small islands with associated skerries, lying about 6 km west of Lewis in the Minch. The vegetation consists primarily of maritime heath and grassland. The islands support breeding seabirds and wintering and passage Greenland Branta leucopsis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Shiant Isles. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.