Muirkirk and North Lowther Uplands

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 26,224 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 very high very unfavourable medium
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Site description
The site includes the largest remaining continuous block of unforested moorland in south-west Scotland. The main habitats include heather and grass moorland and blanket bog.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Muirkirk and North Lowther Uplands. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.