Canna and Sanday

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B3 (2007)
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Area: 1,334 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 near favourable very high high
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Two islands and associated islets and stacks, to the north-west of the much larger island of Rum. They support a variety of grassland habitats along with species-rich maritime heathland and machair-type calcareous grassland. The IBA holds important seabird colonies.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Canna and Sanday. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.