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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 4o 48.47' West  58o 22.28' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 21,082 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A large 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  6 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Eriboll Site of Special Scientific Interest 1,770 protected area overlaps with site 433  
Foinaven Birds Directive 21,083 is identical to site 21,082  
Foinaven Habitats Directive 14,846 protected area overlaps with site 10,030  
Foinaven Site of Special Scientific Interest 14,905 protected area overlaps with site 10,030  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  major
Shrubland Heathland; Scrub  major
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  minor
Coastline Inland cliffs  minor

Land use

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Foinaven. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014

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