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Sleibhtean Agus Chladach Thiriodh


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1999-2000 142 individuals B3
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 1999-2002 414 breeding pairs B3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1999-2000 53 breeding pairs B2, C6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 2000 449 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed medium medium
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tiree Machair Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 789 protected area overlaps with site 348
Tiree (corncrake) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 545 protected area is adjacent to site 0
The Reef, Tiree Nature Reserve 418 protected area overlaps with site 0
The Reef, Tiree RSPB Reserve 418 protected area overlaps with site 316
Sléibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh (Tiree Wetlands and Coast) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,940 is identical to site 1,927
Sleibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 1,771 protected area overlaps with site 1,771
Sleibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,939 protected area overlaps with site 1,927
Loch a' Phuill Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 152 protected area overlaps with site 111
Hough Bay and Balevullin Machair Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 510 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ceann A' Mhara to Loch A' Phuill Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 629 protected area overlaps with site 167

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sleibhtean Agus Chladach Thiriodh. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/sleibhtean-agus-chladach-thiriodh-iba-united-kingdom on 26/02/2024.