Calf of Eday

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B3 (2007)
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Area: 237 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high very unfavourable low
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Site description
The IBA covers three separate parts of the island of Eday, in addition to the island of the Calf of Eday, which is located to the north. Maritime grassland and moorland, sometimes submontane in character, occur with nutrient-poor freshwater lochs. The site supports notable breeding populations of seabirds, waterbirds, and upland species, and for wintering waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Calf of Eday. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.