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St Kilda


Year of compilation: 2007

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.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: St Kilda. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2022.