SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Coll (Corncrake)

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The island of Coll lies in the Inner Hebrides of western Scotland, west of Mull in Argyll and Bute. The SPA lies towards the south-west of the island. It includes areas of agricultural hay meadows, silage fields, pasture, arable fields, marsh, Iris beds and rock outcrops. Some of the grassland areas support populations of the nationally rare Irish Lady's-tresses Spiranthes romanzoffiana. It is of European importance for breeding Corncrake Crex crex


Qualifying species

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This site qualifies under Article 4.1 of the Directive (79/409/EEC) by supporting populations of European importance of the following species listed on Annex I of the Directive:
During the breeding season;
Corncrake Crex crex, 24 individuals representing at least 5.0% of the breeding population in Great Britain (1993-1997)



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