West Coast, Lewis (Corncrake)

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,313 ha

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 very high favourable low
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Site description
Area of agricultural land on the north-west coast of the Isle of Lewis. The IBA is important for Crex crex, breeding waders and other upland species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: West Coast, Lewis (Corncrake). Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.