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An area of massive summits, cut into separate areas by steep-sided glacial troughs.
First identified in 1989; boundary adjusted to match SPA in 2007. 2000 area, 49,113ha. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.
This site is very important for a range of breeding birds associated with montane plateaus and pinewoods Pinus sylvestris. The site is also nationally important for breeding Bucephala clangula (5 pairs, 1989, 5%), Lagopus mutus (1,500 pairs, 1990, 15%) and Plectrophenax nivalis (40 pairs, 1990, 40%).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cairngorms. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2020.