Loch Oire

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 8 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for both breeding and wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Oire. Downloaded from on 03/12/2021.