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

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 very unfavourable high low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sule Skerry and Sule Stack. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/sule-skerry-and-sule-stack-iba-united-kingdom on 28/02/2024.