Airds Moss and Muirkirk Uplands

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 19,800 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
Includes the largest remaining continuous block of unforested moorland in south-west Scotland. The main habitats include heather and grass moorland and blanket-bog.

First identified in 2000. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.

Key biodiversity
The site is also nationally important for breeding Numenius arquata (510 pairs, 1989, 1%).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Airds Moss and Muirkirk Uplands. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.