UK169
Laggan Peninsula


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6 (2007)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 1,223 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 medium very unfavourable medium
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Site description
The IBA includes the rocky headland of Laggan Point, the broad, sandy sweep of Laggan Bay and adjacent Juncus-rich grassland. The site is important for wintering geese, which come from Eilean na Muice Duibh (UK135) to feed. Anser albifrons are the flavirostris subspecies, and Branta leucopsis are from the Greenland breeding population.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laggan Peninsula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2020.