Sounds around Wyre

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 4,866 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 low favourable negligible
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Site description
A large sea area comprising the sounds of Eynhallow, Gairsay, Rousay and Wyre. Human activities include marl extraction. The IBA is important for wintering divers.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sounds around Wyre. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.