North Harris Mountains

Year of compilation: 2007

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.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: North Harris Mountains. Downloaded from on 25/03/2023.