North Harris Mountains

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 17,870 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 medium favourable low
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Site description
Rocky hills with steep slopes, covered by montane grassland and moorland. The hills are drained by fast-flowing streams, and there are numerous nutrient-poor lochs (some of which are reverting to bog). Species-poor wet heath also occurs due to the oceanic character of the site. These mountains are important for breeding raptors, waders and other upland species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Harris Mountains. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023.