Country/territory: United Kingdom
IBA Criteria met: B1i, C2, C3 (2007)
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Area: 412 ha
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The Kintyre Goose Roosts IBA is located on the Kintyre peninsula in south-west Scotland. The site comprises five hill lochs - Loch Garasdale, Loch an Fhraoich, Loch Lussa, Tangy Loch and Black Loch (north) - together with an area of grassland and heath at Rhunahaorine Point. The site supports an important population of Greenland Anser albifrons flavirostris. The geese roost on the site at night and fly to feed on nearby agricultural land outside the IBA during the day.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kintyre Goose Roosts. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023.