Moray Basin, Firths and Bays

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
A complex area of coastline and estuary, including Loch Fleet, Dornoch Firth, Loch Eye, Cromarty Firth, Beauly Firth, and Moray Firth (south shore including Burghead and Spey Bay), stretching from Helmsdale south to Spey Bay. These coastal areas form an integral unit that is important for populations of wintering and passage wildfowl, and for breeding Phalacrocorax carbo.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moray Basin, Firths and Bays. Downloaded from on 02/04/2023.