Ornkey Mainland Moors

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 4,424 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 medium favourable medium
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Site description
Three blocks of moorland situated on the Orkney Mainland, cut by numerous dales containing small burns. Human activities include domestic peat extraction. The site is important for breeding raptors and other moorland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ornkey Mainland Moors. Downloaded from on 04/10/2022.