Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and nearby lochs

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: C6 (2007)
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Area: 1,976 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 low not assessed medium
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Site description (baseline)
The Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and Nearby Lochs IBA is located in Sutherland and Wester Ross in the Highlands of north-west Scotland. The site includes several large lochans and many smaller lochans, most of which are oligotrophic and contain a submerged flora and restricted fauna typical of nutrient-poor conditions. The lochs form part of the core breeding range of Gavia arctica in the UK.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Inverpolly, Loch Urigill and nearby lochs. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.