St Kilda

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 860 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 high unfavourable high
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Site description (baseline)
A group of islands and smaller rocky islets with precipitous cliffs, situated about 70 km west of North Uist. The vegetation, influenced by sea spray, seabirds and livestock, consists of acidic grassland and submaritime heath. These islands are of outstanding importance for their breeding seabirds. An endemic subspecies of Troglodytes troglodytes is present.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: St Kilda. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.