The IBA covers an area of low-lying blanket bog with rocky outcrops, in addition to small lakes and farmland interspersed with small patches of forestry. The site supports a suite of breeding upland birds. Wintering Anser albifrons are the flavirostris subspecies.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pettigoe Plateau. Downloaded from
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