Drumochter Hills

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 9,404 ha

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 high not assessed medium
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Site description
The site includes the rounded summits on either side of the Drumochter pass, and several plateaus, which are divided by steep-sided stream gullies. Montane communities present include grassland, high altitude blanket mires and lichen-rich heaths. This area supports a range of birds associated with montane plateaus and open moorland.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Drumochter Hills. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.