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Priest Island


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, B1ii, B2, C2 (2007)
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Area: 131 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 high favourable high
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Site description
The outermost and most exposed of the Summer Isles, lying about 6 km to the west of Ullapool. Heath communities are interspersed with species-rich maritime heath and other cliff communities that exist where sea spray and guano supply nutrients. The island is important for breeding seabirds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Priest Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/08/2020.