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Monach Islands


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B1ii, B2, C2, C3 (2007)
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Area: 594 ha

Protection status:

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 favourable low
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Site description
A chain of five uninhabited islands, located about 10 km off the west coast of North Uist, which support the best uncultivated machair in the UK. The machair and coastline attract wintering geese and breeding seabirds. Branta leucopsis are from the Greenland breeding population.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Monach Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2020.