North Colonsay and Western Cliffs

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
An Inner Hebridean island group with high craggy cliffs, machair, sand-dunes, heathland and farmed areas. A herb-rich sward occurs under the influence of sea spray, whilst the mainly acidic underlying rock supports wet, dry and maritime heaths. The IBA is important for breeding seabirds.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Colonsay and Western Cliffs. Downloaded from on 23/09/2020.