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Drumochter Hills


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Dotterel Eudromias morinellus LC breeding 1992 70 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
River Spey Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,760 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Drumochter Hills Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,439 is identical to site 9,404
Drumochter Hills Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,432 is identical to site 9,404
Drumochter Hills Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK) 9,671 protected area contains site 9,404
Cairngorms National Park 452,810 protected area overlaps with site 3,314

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Blanket bogs, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Coastline Scree and boulders -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Drumochter Hills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/08/2020.