The IBA is situated at the most northern tip of Britain, and comprises heathland, small nutrient-poor lochans and burns, and sea cliffs. Closely grazed species-rich maritime grassland occurs on the cliff-tops, with blanket bog and acid grassland vegetation communities also present. The site is important for breeding seabirds, divers, skuas and waders.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field. Downloaded from
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