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
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 not assessed low high
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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 Area factsheet: River Spey - Insh Marshes. Downloaded from on 11/12/2023.