A massive area that extends from Ross and Cromarty in the north to the Affric-Cannich mountains in the south. Extensive stands of native pinewood Pinus sylvestris support rich lichen communities, and are interspersed with glens.
First identified in 1989; renamed in 1992 from Affric-Cannich Hills and Glens. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.
This is an important area for raptors and other specialist montane and forest birds. The IBA is also nationally important for breeding Gavia arctica (4 pairs, 1991-1995, 3%).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Highland Hills and Glens. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/02/2023.