Mochrum and Castle Lochs

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
Two lochs, with associated wetlands and numerous islands, situated about 3 km from the coast of outer Wigtown Bay. These lochs hold the largest inland Phalacrocorax carbo colony in Great Britain. Sixty different bird species breed within the SSSI.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mochrum and Castle Lochs. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.