Cape Wrath

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 1,014 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 low favourable medium
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Site description
Two stretches of sandstone cliff on the Cape Wrath headland. The lower slopes are vegetated by Calluna and Juniperus heath. Sheep graze the area, and some deer-stalking takes place. The IBA holds breeding seabirds waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Wrath. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.