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Loch Spynie


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 93 ha

Protection status:

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
Loch Spynie developed during the 16th century following the closure of a tidal inlet by a shingle-spit. This gave rise to a shallow, fertile lagoon, surrounded by marshes. The site is important for wintering wildfowl. Anser anser are from the Icelandic breeding population.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Loch Spynie. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2020.