|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||State (condition)||Pressure (threat)||Response (action)|
|2018||not assessed||high||not assessed|
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Site description (2007 baseline)
A complex area of coastline and estuary, including Loch Fleet, Dornoch Firth, Loch Eye, Cromarty Firth, Beauly Firth, and Moray Firth (south shore including Burghead and Spey Bay), stretching from Helmsdale south to Spey Bay. These coastal areas form an integral unit that is important for populations of wintering and passage wildfowl, and for breeding Phalacrocorax carbo.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Moray Basin, Firths and Bays. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/moray-basin-firths-and-bays-iba-united-kingdom on 29/11/2023.