Bridgend Flats, Islay

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 329 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium unfavourable medium
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Site description
The site includes large sea loch of Indaal and the sheltered Bridgend Flats. Saltmarsh and mudflat communities occur that are scarce within the Inner Hebrides. The IBA is important for wintering geese and other wildfowl. Branta leucopsis are from the Greenland breeding population.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bridgend Flats, Islay. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.