Loch Maree and Nearby Lochs and Mountains

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 68,611 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
A large loch containing many wooded islands. The adjacent catchment covers freshwater lochs and a variety of habitat-types, including important stands of native pinewood.

First identified in 1989; extended and renamed from Loch Maree in 1992 to Loch Maree and nearby Lochs; extended and renamed again in 2000. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.

Key biodiversity
Nationally important numbers of breeding Tringa nebularia area also present.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Maree and Nearby Lochs and Mountains. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.