Lochs of Spiggie and Brow

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B3, C7 (2007)
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Area: 144 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 unfavourable medium
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Site description
The Loch of Spiggie was formed by a sand-bar cutting off a shallow voe from the sea. Both lochs have slightly brackish waters. The IBA also includes the smaller Loch of Hinwell. The site is important for wintering wildfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lochs of Spiggie and Brow. Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.