Loch Ryan

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
A large, shallow sea loch at the western end of Dumfries and Galloway, which supports the only commercial native oysterbeds in Scotland. Stranraer is located at the base of the loch, with its ferry port. The IBA supports important numbers of wintering waterbirds.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Ryan. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.