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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 1o 5.15' West  60o 7.64' North
IBA criteria A4ii, B1ii, B3, C3
Area 1,306 ha
Altitude 0 - 226m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description The southern half of the island of Bressay, situated off the eastern coast of the Shetland Mainland, important for breeding skuas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Skua Catharacta skua breeding  2002  269 breeding pairs  good  A4ii, B1ii, B3, C3  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  -
Grassland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Bressay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014

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