Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 342 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 very high favourable medium
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Site description
An island located off the east coast of Bressay, which in turn lies off the east coast of mainland Shetland. The eastern part of the island slopes steeply. One of the largest seabird colonies in Britain.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Noss. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.