River Spey - Insh Marshes

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C3 (2007)
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Area: 1,155 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 low not assessed high
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Site description
The Insh marshes form the largest single-unit flood-plain mire of the poor-fen type in Britain. They are also the most northerly, the site lying within the flat valley floor of the River Spey between Kincraig and Kingussie. The IBA supports diverse breeding and wintering bird communities.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Spey - Insh Marshes. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.