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South Tayside Goose Roosts


Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C3 (2007)
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Area: 472 ha

Protection status:

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 medium very unfavourable medium
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Site description
A series of freshwater lochs and smaller water bodies with associated wetland habitats, including raised mire, base-rich flushes and fen. Ancient woodland notable for its lichen flora also occurs within the IBA. The site is important as a roost for wintering geese. Anser anser are from the Icelandic breeding population.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Tayside Goose Roosts. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2020.