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
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 favourable low medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 Area factsheet: Cape Wrath. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.