UK247
Uists Machairs, Lochs and Coast


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 16,436 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 medium very unfavourable low
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Site description
A coastal strip of typical wet and dry machair, containing both large and small shallow lochs. The IBA holds a rich assemblage of breeding and wintering birds. Anser anser are from the Hebridean population.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Uists Machairs, Lochs and Coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/12/2019.