Ben Wyvis

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,164 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium not assessed medium
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Site description
The only major mountain massif in the eastern Highlands north of the Great Glen. Its size, altitude and location give it a unique character midway between the continental Cairngorm massif and the oceanic mountains of the western Highlands. Summit heath and bryophyte-rich snowbed areas complement montane and submontane dwarf shrub heath, upland Betula forests and blanket bog. The site holds an assemblage of breeding upland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ben Wyvis. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.