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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 3o 3.61' West  59o 2.62' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 372 ha
Altitude 0 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A low-lying rocky coastline interspersed with sandy bays. The IBA is important for wintering waders.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata winter  2007  1,357 individuals  good  B2  Near Threatened 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Mainland Coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/07/2014

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