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Location United Kingdom, Channel Islands
Central coordinates 2o 37.59' West  49o 28.48' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C3
Area 3,159 ha
Altitude 0 - 10m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A rocky shoreline indented with many small bays of rocks, sand and shingle, running along the north-west coast and northern part of the east coast of Guernsey. These coastal habitats are used by wintering waders and grebes, as well as breeding terns and gulls.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres winter  1996  730 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2007 high unfavourable negligible
Population
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone 730 324 individuals 45 unfavourable

Some of site covered (10-49%)  Unknown  Unknown  negligible 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   -
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Sand dunes and beaches; Shingle or stony beaches  -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Guernsey Shoreline. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014

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