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An island of Old Red Sandstone situated halfway between the Shetland mainland and Orkney, which has been home to a bird observatory since 1947. Maritime grassland occurs around the coasts. The island supports large colonies of breeding seabirds and waterbirds, and is also important as a stop-over site for migrating birds.
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fair Isle. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2017.