Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and nearby lochs

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,976 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 low not assessed medium
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Site description
The Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and Nearby Lochs IBA is located in Sutherland and Wester Ross in the Highlands of north-west Scotland. The site includes several large lochans and many smaller lochans, most of which are oligotrophic and contain a submerged flora and restricted fauna typical of nutrient-poor conditions. The lochs form part of the core breeding range of Gavia arctica in the UK.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and nearby lochs. Downloaded from on 30/03/2023.