North Colonsay and Western Cliffs


Site overview: This site is on the island of Colonsay in the southern Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. The site is important for breeding seabirds, including gulls and auks.


Designation Status
Designated
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Protection Area
MPA Purpose
areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and migratory birds within the European Union


Coordinates

56° 6' 44" North,
6° 10' 23" West

Surface Area

32.93 km2
(12.71 mi.2 )

Iconic features protected by this site

Habitat

  • Marine areas, Sea inlets

Species

  • Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (Regularly occurring migratory species)

Assemblage

  • Seabird assemblage

Species

  • Common guillemot (Uria aalge) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
  • Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax) (Annex I (species))