Gigha Island and Islets

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1ii, B2 (2000)
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Area: 442 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
A large island and series of smaller islets, stacks and rocks, located to the west of Rhunahaorine Point.

First identified in 2000. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for breeding seabirds. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (1 pair in 1995, although none present 1997-1998).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gigha Island and Islets. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.