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Location United Kingdom, Scotland
Central coordinates 5o 28.83' West  56o 47.13' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 41,428 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds



Site description An upland area, important for breeding raptors and other montane species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  2003  11 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ardgour Pinewoods Habitats Directive 1,647 protected area overlaps with site 1,039  
Ardgour Pinewoods Site of Special Scientific Interest 1,487 protected area overlaps with site 949  
Loch Moidart and Loch Shiel Woods Habitats Directive 1,761 protected area overlaps with site 981  
Loch Shiel Site of Special Scientific Interest 3,374 protected area overlaps with site 1,111  
Moidart and Ardgour Birds Directive 41,428 is identical to site 41,428  
Strontian Mines Site of Special Scientific Interest 50 protected area overlaps with site 37  
Strontian River Site of Special Scientific Interest 29 protected area overlaps with site 16  
Sunart Habitats Directive 10,246 protected area overlaps with site 15  
Sunart Site of Special Scientific Interest 5,516 protected area overlaps with site 15  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Blanket bogs; Fens, transition mires and springs  minor
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Humid grasslands  major
Shrubland Heathland; Scrub  major
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
hunting -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Moidart and Ardgour. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014

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