Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: -
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Area: 20,600 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Site description
This site comprises Loch Shiel, Claish Moss and a large upland block to the north-west. Habitats present include nutrient-poor lochs, raised mires, upland moorland, and small remnants of ancient semi-natural acidic oak Quercus forest along some of the loch sites and lower glens.

First identified in 1992, but contains Kentra Moss from 1989 inventory. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.

Key biodiversity
The wet areas and lochs support breeding waterbirds and wintering wildfowl, while the upland blocks are important for breeding raptors and other species. The site is also nationally important for breeding Gavia arctica (3 pairs, 1996, 2%).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rois-bheinn. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.