Marwick Head


Site overview: This site is on the west coast of the island of Mainland in the Orkney archipelago of northern Scotland. This is an important nesting area for large numbers of Guillemots and Kittiwakes. These species feed outside the site in surrounding areas.


Designation Status
Designated
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Protection Area
MPA Purpose
areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and migratory birds within the European Union



Coordinates

59° 6' 32" North,
3° 21' 20" West

Surface Area

4.76 km2
(1.84 mi.2 )

Iconic features protected by this site

Habitat

  • Marine areas, Sea inlets

Species

  • Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (Regularly occurring migratory species)

Assemblage

  • Seabird assemblage

Species

  • Common guillemot (Uria aalge) (Regularly occurring migratory species)