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A wide variety of habitats are supported by these hills, with their many crags and steep rocky slopes. Dwarf shrub communities predominate, although small areas of herb-rich communities do occur. The IBA is also notable for its high-altitude bog and lichen-rich communities, and snow-bed vegetation. Base-rich flushes increase the plant diversity despite grazing by deer and sheep. The site is important for upland breeding birds.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Caenlochan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/07/2020.