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North Colonsay and Western Cliffs


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4iii, B1i, B2, C2, C4, C6 (2007)
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Area: 971 ha

Protection status:

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 favourable medium
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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.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Colonsay and Western Cliffs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2020.