Gruinart Flats, Islay

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Gruinart Flats, Islay

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom
  • Site number: 
    401
  • Area: 
    3,261 ha
  • Designation date: 
    14-07-1988
  • Coordinates: 
    55°51'N 06°20'W
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Overview

Gruinart Flats, Islay. 14/07/88; Scotland; 3,261 ha; 55°51'N 006°20'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive; SSSI. A sea loch with extensive intertidal mud and sand flats, saltmarsh, blanket mire, and a well-developed dune complex. The area supports internationally important numbers of wintering and passage geese (Branta leucopsis) of the Greenland breeding population, and over 95% of the Greenland breeding population stages at the site in autumn. Various other breeding birds, including the globally threatened Crex crex, use the area. Ramsar site no. 401. Most recent RIS information: 2006.

Administrative region: 
Scotland, Inner Hebridean island of Islay

  • National legal designation: 
    • bird sanctuary
    • sssi
    • esa
    • ncr
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-2006

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