Mochrum and Castle Lochs

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 454 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 unfavourable low low
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Site description (2007 baseline)
Two lochs, with associated wetlands and numerous islands, situated about 3 km from the coast of outer Wigtown Bay. These lochs hold the largest inland Phalacrocorax carbo colony in Great Britain. Sixty different bird species breed within the SSSI.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mochrum and Castle Lochs. Downloaded from on 29/11/2023.