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Tiree (Corncrake)


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 541 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
The island of Tiree lies in the Inner Hebrides of western Scotland, 17 km west of Mull in Argyll and Bute. The site lies close to Ben Hynish, near the south coast of the island, and includes areas of agricultural hay meadows, silage fields, pasture, arable fields, marsh, iris beds and rock outcrops. It supports an important breeding population of Crex crex.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tiree (Corncrake). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2020.