Sumburgh Head

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2007)
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Area: 38 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 very high not assessed medium
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Site description
The IBA comprises boulder-strewn beaches and cliffs along the east side of Sumburgh Head, the most southerly tip of the Shetland mainland. The site is important for its colonies of breeding seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sumburgh Head. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.