Mingulay and Berneray

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B3, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 905 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 low
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Site description
Two islands at the southern end of the Outer Hebridean chain, both with sheer cliffs. The vegetation present comprises maritime grassland, machair and heath. Four to five crofters farm the land. These islands are of major importancefor breeding seabirds waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mingulay and Berneray. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.