|Location||United Kingdom, Scotland|
|Central coordinates||5o 41.00' West 56o 48.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B2, C6|
|Altitude||10 - 882m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description This site comprises Loch Shiel, Claish Moss and a large upland block to the north-west. Habitats present include nutrient-poor lochs, raised mires, upland moorland, and small remnants of ancient semi-natural acidic oak Quercus forest along some of the loch sides and lower glens.
Key Biodiversity The wet areas and lochs support breeding waterbirds and wintering wildfowl, whilst the upland blocks are important for breeding raptors and other species. The site is also nationally important for breeding Gavia arctica (3 pairs, 1996, 2%).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos||resident||1992||8 breeding pairs||good||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Claish Moss||National Nature Reserve||563||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Claish Moss||Site of Special Scientific Interest||563||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Claish Moss||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||568||protected area contained by site||563|
|Loch Moidart||Site of Special Scientific Interest||799||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Loch Shiel||Site of Special Scientific Interest||3,374||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Lochailort||Site of Special Scientific Interest||5||protected area contained by site||5|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland||-|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs; Standing freshwater||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International LowIBA partly or wholly overlaps with the following national designated areas. National Nature Reserve: Claish Moss. Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Claish Moss, Loch Moidart, Loch Shiel, Lochailort. Overlaps with international designated areas: 563 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Claish Moss, 563 ha).
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