Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hermaness, Saxa Vord and Valla Field. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.