Westwater Reservoir

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 50 ha

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 low favourable medium
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Site description
An artificial water body situated in the Pentland Hills. No emergent vegetation is present. This reservoir is of outstanding importance as a winter roost for Anser brachyrhynchus, and wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Westwater Reservoir. Downloaded from on 02/02/2023.