UK252
Sule Skerry and Sule Stack


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B2, B3, C3, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 19 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 very unfavourable low
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Site description
Sule Skerry lies about 60 km west of Orkney Mainland, with Sule Stack a further 8 km to the south-west. The vegetation on Sule Skerry is limited by sea spray and bird activity, and is dominated by Tripleurospermum inodorum during the summer. A lighthouse is present. Sule Stack is a high, bare rock stack, with no vascular plants. Both islands are important for breeding seabirds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sule Skerry and Sule Stack. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/06/2019.