Sleibhtean Agus Chladach Thiriodh

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1999-2000 142 individuals B3
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 1999-2002 414 breeding pairs B3
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1999-2000 53 breeding pairs B2, C6
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea LC breeding 2000 449 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tiree Machair Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 785 protected area overlaps with site 348
The Reef, Tiree RSPB Reserve 418 protected area overlaps with site 316
Sleibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh (Tiree Wetlands and Coast) Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,939 is identical to site 1,927
Sléibhtean agus Cladach Thiriodh (Tiree Wetlands and Coast) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 57 is identical to site 1,927
Sleibhtean Agus Cladach Thiriodh Site of Special Scientific Interest (GB) 1,773 protected area contained by site 1,771
Loch a`Phuill Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 151 protected area overlaps with site 111
Ceann A' Mhara to Loch A' Phuill Site of Special Scientific Interest (GB) 628 protected area overlaps with site 167


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches -
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs, Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sleibhtean Agus Chladach Thiriodh. Downloaded from on 28/03/2020.