Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,425 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 not assessed medium
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Site description
Lochnagar is the highest of the hills to the south of Deeside. It is drained by fast-flowing streams, and there are scattered lochs. An extensive area of Betula nana scrub is present. The IBA supports an assemblage of upland breeding birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lochnagar. Downloaded from on 30/01/2023.