Rinns of Islay

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rinns of Islay. Downloaded from on 28/09/2020.