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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 6o 23.36' West  56o 20.21' North
IBA criteria B2, C2, C6
Area 132 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description Iona is a small island in the Inner Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland, important for breeding Crex crex.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2002  13 breeding pairs  good  B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  major
Grassland   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Iona. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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