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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 

IBA Monitoring

2007 medium favourable negligible
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Crex crex Corncrake 4 13 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Iona. Downloaded from on 02/12/2015

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