A coastal strip of typical wet and dry machair, containing both large and small shallow lochs.
First identified in 1989; the following sites were combined in 1992: Iochdair and Geirinish Machair and Loch Bee; Machair Lochs (inc Lochs Hallan and Kilpheder, South Uist); No Meadhoinean Iar (inc Loch Druidibeg); Bagh Nam Foailean to Ardivachar. Descriptive text and bird data refer to the 2000 Inventory.
The IBA also holds a rich assemblage of breeding and wintering birds. It is also nationally important for wintering Calidris maritima (310 birds, 1993-1995, 1%). Anser anser are from the Hebridean population.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South Uist Machair and Lochs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2021.