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Bridgend Flats, Islay


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis LC winter 1997 10,000 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Greater Scaup Aythya marila LC winter 2001-2004 666 individuals B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Aythya marila Greater Scaup 975 666 individuals 69 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning 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90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Bridgend Flats; Islay Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 332 is identical to site 329
Bridgend Flats, Islay Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 331 protected area overlaps with site 329
Bridgend Flats Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 332 protected area overlaps with site 329

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bridgend Flats, Islay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2022.