SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Beinn Dearg

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Beinn Dearg is located in the northern Highlands of Scotland, in the Ross & Cromarty district, east of the head of Loch Broom. A large and diverse mountain massif, deeply dissected by glacial action, with several broad, rounded summits over 900 m, it is regarded as one of the most important mountain systems in Britain. The variety of habitats includes woodland, mire, open water, dwarf-shrub heath, summit and snow bed communities, flushes and cliffs. The extensive summit areas are of particular significance, with a diverse and important assemblage of specialist montane birds, including breeding Dotterel Charadrius morinellus

Qualifying species

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This site qualifies under Article 4.1 of the Directive (79/409/EEC) by supporting populations of European importance of the following species listed on Annex I of the Directive:
During the breeding season;
Dotterel Charadrius morinellus, 22 pairs representing at least 2.6% of the breeding population in Great Britain (Seven year mean, 1987-1993)



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