Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4iii, B3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 125 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable very high high
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Site description (2007 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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Copinsay. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.