North Rona and Sula Sgeir

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 138 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 near favourable low
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Site description
Two islands, with a number of outlying rocky islets, lying about 65 km north of the island of Lewis. Sula Sgeir is located about 15 km to the west of the far larger North Rona. The islands support submaritime grassland modified locally by sea spray. These islands are of major importance for breeding seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Rona and Sula Sgeir. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.