|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2007||very high||near favourable||low|
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The IBA covers a large part of the high island of Hoy, with Old Red Sandstone cliffs on the west coast reaching 338 m. These include the famous 137 m high rock stack, the Old Man of Hoy. The site includes Orkney's only remaining piece of relict deciduous woodland, and lichen and bryophyte-rich heaths. The site is important for breeding seabirds, raptors and waders.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hoy. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/02/2023.