Papa Westray (North Hill and Holm)

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1ii, B2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 245 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 unfavourable medium
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Site description
North Hill is the northern part of Papa Westray, and consists of a rocky coastline and maritime heath and grassland. The Holm is an island of 48 ha situated off the east coast of Papa Westray. The site is important for breeding seabirds, and Stercorarius parasiticus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Papa Westray (North Hill and Holm). Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.