Bridgend Flats, Islay

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Bridgend Flats, Islay

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  • Area: 
    331 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    55°46'N 06°16'W
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Bridgend Flats, Islay. 14/07/88; Scotland; 331 ha; 55°46'N 006°16'W. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990, removed from the Record, 9 November 1991. Special Protection Area EC Directive, SSSI. An area of sand and mudflats backed by saltmarsh. An important feature of the site is the well-developed transition from upper saltmarsh to freshwater marsh and fen, which exhibits a high botanical diversity. Internationally important numbers (up to 14,000 birds) of geese from the Greenland breeding population roost at the site. Ramsar site no. 403. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • esa
    • ncr
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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