Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: C7 (2007)
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Area: 148 ha
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Site description (baseline)
This site includes both the nutrient-enriched Loch of Isbister and basin mire separated from the loch by low ridges of glacial till. Open water transitional plant communities and bog habitats support a very rich assemblage of wetland plants. A reedbed (Phragmites) is also present. The IBA is important for both breeding and wintering wildfowl.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loch of Isbister. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2513 on 01/06/2023.