SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Eoligarry, Barra

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Eoligarry is located at the northern tip of the island of Barra, the most southerly of the major islands of the Outer Hebrides off the north-west coast of Scotland. The site comprises sand dunes, cultivated machair and croftland, together with small areas of wetland and rough pasture. This combination of cultivation, including hayfields with damp grassland and marsh, provides habitat that 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, 28 individuals representing at least 5.8% of the breeding population in Great Britain (5 year mean, 1993-1997)



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