Loch of Isbister

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: C7 (2007)
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Area: 148 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable medium low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
This site includes both the nutrient-enriched Loch of Isbister and basin mire separated from the loch by low ridges of glacial till. Open water transitional plant communities and bog habitats support a very rich assemblage of wetland plants. A reedbed (Phragmites) is also present. The IBA is important for both breeding and wintering wildfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Loch of Isbister. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.