Loch of Skene

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 120 ha

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
Situated about 15 km west of Aberdeen, the Loch of Skene is less than 2 m in depth and is fringed by reedbed and Betula-Salix carr. The site is important for large numbers of wintering wildfowl, and is also nationally important for breeding wildfowl. Anser anser are from the Icelandic breeding population.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch of Skene. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.