Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 107 ha
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Site description (baseline)
A shallow loch with large stands of emergent Phragmites and Glyceria, surrounded by swamps, Salix scrub, mature woodland and an area of grazed wet grassland at the southern end. The IBA also includes the nearby Hightae Mill Loch. The site is important for wintering geese and other wildfowl.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Castle Loch, Lochmaben. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/2443 on 04/06/2023.