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Pentland Firth Islands


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 175 ha

Protection status:

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 very unfavourable low
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Site description
The IBA comprises two islands and a group of rocky islets located in the Pentland Firth. These support a variety of habitats including maritime heath, rocky shores, marsh, moorland and open fresh water. These islands are important for large numbers of breeding seabirds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pentland Firth Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.