Monach Islands

Country/territory: United Kingdom

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

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 high favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Monach Islands. Downloaded from on 05/06/2023.