Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,309 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 not assessed medium
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Site description
The island of Coll lies in the Inner Hebrides of western Scotland, north-west of Mull in Argyll and Bute. The IAB comprises an extensive area of maritime heath, blanket mire and open water in north-east Coll and the small islands of Gunna and Soy Gunna off the south-west coast. The site supports internationally important numbers of Greenland Branta leucopsis and Greenland Anser albifrons flavirostris, both of which roost within the site. The feeding areas of both goose species lie outside the IBA in other localities of Coll and Tiree.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coll. Downloaded from on 01/07/2022.