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.
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%).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rois-bheinn. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/02/2023.