West Coast of Benbecula

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: -

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
West Benbecula Lochs Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 119 protected area contained by site 116


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Machair -
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats, Sand dunes and beaches, Shingle or stony beaches, Standing freshwater -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: West Coast of Benbecula. Downloaded from on 24/09/2020.