UK172
Gruinart Flats


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 3,244 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 medium
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Site description
The IBA comprises a north-facing sea loch over 5 km in length, and adjacent grassland, heathland, saltmarsh, mudflat and sand-dune habitats. The site is important for wintering waterbirds. Anser albifrons are the flavirostris subspecies, while Branta leucopsis are from the Greenland breeding population.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gruinart Flats. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/07/2020.