Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: A4iii, B3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 125 ha
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Site description (baseline)
The island of Copinsay, three islets and a rock stack. The south-east face of Copinsay consists of sheer cliffs. The three islets to the west are linked to Copinsay by a storm beach exposed at low water. Splash zone communities occur, with grassland covering the majority of the island. The site is important for breeding seabirds.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Copinsay. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2448 on 03/06/2023.