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
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high near favourable high
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Site description
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 (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Canna and Sanday. Downloaded from on 22/03/2023.