Uists Machairs, Lochs and Coast

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 16,436 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium very unfavourable low
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Site description (baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uists Machairs, Lochs and Coast. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.