Tay - Isla Valley

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 776 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 low very unfavourable low
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Site description
The IBA covers the confluence of the Tay and Isla rivers, about 15 km north of Perth. The valley floors in this area support a complex of wetland habitats, including shallow lochs, rivers, pastures and some especially diverse marginal fens. Unusual vegetation-types found along the River Tay include unimproved pasture and riverine shingle-beds. The site is important for breeding raptors and wintering waterbirds. Anser anser are from the Icelandic breeding population.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tay - Isla Valley. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.