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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 4o 26.43' West  55o 52.70' North
IBA criteria B1i, B3, C2, C6
Area 56 ha
Altitude 3 - 29m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description A small site situated along the Black Cart River in Renfrewshire. The IBA is important for wintering Cygnus cygnus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2001-2006  158 individuals  good  B1i, B3, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Black Cart Birds Directive 56 is identical to site 56  
Black Cart Site of Special Scientific Interest 56 is identical to site 56  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 95%
water management 5%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Black Cart. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014

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