SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Tiree (Corncrake)

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The island of Tiree lies in the Inner Hebrides of western Scotland, 17 km west of Mull in Argyll and Bute. The site referred to as Tiree (corncrake) lies close to Ben Hynish, near the south coast of the island, and includes areas of agricultural hay meadows, silage fields, pasture, arable fields, marsh, Iris beds and rock outcrops. It supports a breeding population of Corncrake Crex crex of European importance. 


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, 47 individuals representing at least 9.8% of the breeding population in Great Britain (1993-1997)



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