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Creag Meagaidh


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 2,857 ha

Protection status:

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 low not assessed high
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Site description
An outstanding upland site, with uninterrupted vegetation transition from the shores of Loch Laggan to the summit of Creag Meagaidh at over 1,100 m. The site encompasses some massive cliffs, the highest measuring 400 m on Coire Ardair. Grass, heath and flush vegetation occur alongside extensive Betula forest, with typical summit plateau communities at higher elevations. This montane area supports a suite of breeding upland birds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Creag Meagaidh. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2019.