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
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 favourable medium medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ornkey Mainland Moors. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.