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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 4o 58.18' West  56o 29.78' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 81,373 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A massive upland area, important for breeding raptors and other montane species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  2003  19 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ard Trilleachan Site of Special Scientific Interest 605 protected area overlaps with site 485  
Ardsheal Peninsula Site of Special Scientific Interest 104 protected area overlaps with site 84  
Ben Lui Habitats Directive 2,060 protected area overlaps with site 596  
Ben Lui Site of Special Scientific Interest 2,982 protected area overlaps with site 1,461  
Coille Leitire Site of Special Scientific Interest 101 protected area overlaps with site 14  
Eas Na Broige Site of Special Scientific Interest 67 protected area contained by site 67  
Garabal Hill Site of Special Scientific Interest 915 protected area contained by site 915  
Gleann nan Caorrunn Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest 49 protected area contained by site 49  
Glen Coe Habitats Directive 2,966 protected area overlaps with site 2,535  
Glen Coe Site of Special Scientific Interest 3,176 protected area overlaps with site 2,691  
Glen Creran Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest 714 protected area overlaps with site 22  
Glen Etive and Glen Fyne Birds Directive 81,373 is identical to site 81,373  
Glen Falloch Woods Site of Special Scientific Interest 89 protected area overlaps with site 36  
Kentallen Site of Special Scientific Interest 16 protected area overlaps with site 8  
Loch Etive Woods Habitats Directive 2,640 protected area overlaps with site 503  
Loch Lomond Woods Habitats Directive 1,454 protected area overlaps with site 36  
Rannoch Lochs Site of Special Scientific Interest 353 protected area contained by site 353  
Rannoch Moor Habitats Directive 10,103 protected area overlaps with site 1,049  
Rannoch Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest 10,103 protected area overlaps with site 1,049  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Fens, transition mires and springs  minor
Shrubland Heathland; Scrub  major
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Humid grasslands  major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Glen Etive and Glen Fyne. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2014

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