Troup, Pennan and Lion Heads

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1ii, B3, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 171 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 unfavourable medium
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Site description
A stretch of low cliffs and small areas of maritime grassland, heathland and herb-rich grasslands and flushes situated along the north Buchan coast. The site holds breeding seabirds and waterbirds. It is one of only two Sula bassana breeding colonies on the UK mainland.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Troup, Pennan and Lion Heads. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.