Isles of Scilly

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 562 ha

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 high very unfavourable medium
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Site description
The Isles of Scilly comprise over 200 low-lying granitic islands and rocks, situated 28 miles to the south-west of Land's End. The habitats here are subject to extreme maritime influences. The flora includes a number of Mediterranean and West European species not found elsewhere in Britain. These islands are of prime importance for breeding seabirds and some wintering wader species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Isles of Scilly. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.