Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
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Area: 9,357 ha
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A mosaic of natural and semi-natural habitats, exposed to the prevailing south-westerly weather and experiencing an oceanic climate. The site consists of low hills running down to a rocky coastline. The IBA supports breeding raptors and waders, and wintering geese which come from roosts in other Islay IBAs to feed in this area. Anser albifrons are the flavirostris subspecies, and Branta leucopsis are from the Greenland breeding population.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rinns of Islay. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2023.