Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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United Kingdom, Scotland
6o 29.79' West 56o 39.05' North
B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6
Year of IBA assessment
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
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.