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St Kilda


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 860 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 unfavourable high
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Site description
A group of islands and smaller rocky islets with precipitous cliffs, situated about 70 km west of North Uist. The vegetation, influenced by sea spray, seabirds and livestock, consists of acidic grassland and submaritime heath. These islands are of outstanding importance for their breeding seabirds. An endemic subspecies of Troglodytes troglodytes is present.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: St Kilda. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/03/2019.