South Walls and Switha

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B2, C2 (2007)
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Area: 262 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 low
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Site description
This site comprises three separate areas on the island of South Walls, in addition to the much smaller island of Switha. The site is important for breeding seabirds and waders, and wintering geese.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Walls and Switha. Downloaded from on 26/03/2023.