Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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United Kingdom, Scotland
5o 2.69' West 54o 57.85' North
0 - 8m
Year of IBA assessment
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Site description A large, shallow sea loch at the western end of Dumfries and Galloway, which supports the only commercial native oysterbeds in Scotland. Stranraer is located at the base of the loch, with its ferry port. The IBA supports important numbers of wintering waterbirds.