Located about 7 km east of Elgin, Loch Oire is one of the few lochans remaining in the hummocky glacial deposits of lowland Moray. An undisturbed aquatic plant community is present, including a variety of emergent and submerged vegetation-types, and sedge-fen.
First identified in 1989. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.
The IBA is important for both breeding and wintering waterbirds.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Oire. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2021.