Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 1,335 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 very unfavourable high medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
The Lake of Menteith is a shallow water-body, with fringing reedbeds (Phragmites) in some bays. The nearby Flanders Moss is the largest remaining intact lowland raised mire in the UK, whose plant communities are relatively undisturbed. Human activities include peat extraction. The IBA is important for wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Flanders Moss and Lake of Menteith. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.