Papa Stour

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 587 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 very high favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
This site covers the northern and western parts of Papa Stour, and contains a number of lochs and offshore skerries. Lichen-rich heath is the dominant habitat-type. The IBA supports an important assemblage of breeding seabirds and waders.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Papa Stour. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.