Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1ii, B2, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 25,122 ha
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Site description (baseline)
A large sea area that separates the islands of Orkney Mainland, Hoy and South Ronaldsay, important for wintering waterbirds. An oil terminal occupies part of the IBA.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Scapa Flow. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2685 on 04/06/2023.