The site was identified as important in 2007 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.
Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
||Current IUCN Red List Category
||Population estimate at site
||IBA criteria met
|Greater Scaup Aythya marila
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2007).
|IBA conservation assessment
|Year of assessment (most recent)
|Was the whole site assessed?
||State assessed by
||Accuracy of information
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here
|Protected area (PA)
||PA area (ha)
||Relationship of PA with IBA
||Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Glen App and Galloway Moors
||Site of Special Scientific Interest (UK)
||protected area is adjacent to site
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here
||Extent (% of site)
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loch Ryan. Downloaded from
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