UK131
East Sanday


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,089 ha

Protection status:

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 medium very unfavourable low
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Site description
A low-lying rocky coastline interspersed with sandy bays. Sand-dune and machair habitats support species-rich plant communities. The IBA is important for both wintering and breeding waders, and also breeding Sterna paradisaea and wintering Plectrophenax nivalis.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: East Sanday. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2020.