|Location||United Kingdom, Scotland|
|Central coordinates||6o 29.79' West 56o 39.05' North|
|IBA criteria||B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description The island of Coll lies in the Inner Hebrides of western Scotland, north-west of Mull in Argyll and Bute. The IAB comprises an extensive area of maritime heath, blanket mire and open water in north-east Coll and the small islands of Gunna and Soy Gunna off the south-west coast. The site supports internationally important numbers of Greenland Branta leucopsis and Greenland Anser albifrons flavirostris, both of which roost within the site. The feeding areas of both goose species lie outside the IBA in other localities of Coll and Tiree.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons||winter||1996||2,110 individuals||good||B1i, C2, C3, C6||Least Concern|
|Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis||winter||1996||2,010 individuals||good||B1i, B2, C2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Coll||Birds Directive||2,322||is identical to site||2,309|
|Coll||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||2,208||protected area contained by site||2,208|
|North East Coll Lochs and Moors||Site of Special Scientific Interest||2,301||protected area contains site||2,301|
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