Loch of Strathbeg

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description (baseline)
The Loch of Strathbeg is the largest dune-lake in Britain (an area of 200 ha), and is situated inland from Rattray Head, the north-eastern point of the Buchan coast. The IBA also covers surrounding calcareous dunes and dune-slacks. Itis important for wintering wildfowl and waterbirds, and for breeding terns.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loch of Strathbeg. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.