Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B1i, C2, C3 (2007)
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Area: 5,329 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 high not assessed negligible
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Site description (baseline)
Lochinch (also known as White Loch) is shallow and rich in nutrients. Torrs Warren lies to the south, at the head of Luce Bay, and is the largest acidic dune system in western Scotland, with a very varied dune morphology. The IBA is important for wintering geese.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loch of Inch and Torrs Warren. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.