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Site description (2007 baseline)
The IBA comprises sections of cliff-lined coast at Dunnet Head, Duncansby Head to Skirza Head, and Wick to Helmsdale. Patches of species-rich maritime heath occur, giving way to acidic heath further inland. These cliffs support breeding seabirds and waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Caithness Cliffs. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/caithness-cliffs-iba-united-kingdom on 24/09/2023.