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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 4o 36.17' West  55o 56.51' North
IBA criteria A4iii, B1i, B2, C3, C4
Area 1,817 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description Extensive areas of intertidal habitats bounded by areas of heavy industry. Habitats present include saltmarsh, mudflats and eel-grass Zostera and mussel Mytilus beds. The IBA is important for wintering waders and wildfowl.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Redshank Tringa totanus passage  2001-2006  1,561 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Common Redshank Tringa totanus winter  2001-2006  2,024 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata passage  2001-2006  1,597 individuals  good  B2  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata winter  2001-2006  1,241 individuals  good  B2  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2001-2006  24,993 individuals  good  A4iii, C4   
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  2001-2006  27,266 individuals  good  A4iii, C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Inner Clyde Birds Directive 1,825 is identical to site 1,817  
Inner Clyde RSPB Reserve 364 protected area contains site 364  
Inner Clyde Site of Special Scientific Interest 3,427 is identical to site 1,817  
Inner Clyde Estuary Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 1,826 is identical to site 1,817  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats; Salt marshes; Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Inner Clyde. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2014

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