Ben Alder

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,847 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed high low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Remote summit plateaus with high altitude limestone outcrops, situated between Lochs Ericht and Laggan. The site is geographically and ecologically intermediate between the mountains of the western and eastern Highlands. Highly diverse plant communities are present, including those associated with lengthy snow cover and limestone outcrops. The IBA supports an assemblage of breeding upland species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ben Alder. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.