SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Loch Lomond

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Loch Lomond is located across the Highland Boundary Fault in Argyll and Stirling, north-east of Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven. The SPA consists of the marshy hinterland around the lower reaches of the River Endrick where it flows into the south-east corner of the loch, and a group of four wooded islands in the loch. The marshy loch shore portion of the site comprises low-lying, regularly flooded wetlands, woodland fringes and rough pasture. The islands are mainly covered by Oak Quercus robur woodland with a well-developed shrub layer. The Endrick Mouth supports an internationally important population of Greenland White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons flavirostris. The islands are used by breeding Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus


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;
Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus, 33 individuals representing up to 1.5% of the breeding population in Great Britain (Count, as at mid-1990s)
Over winter;
Greenland White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons flavirostris, 237 individuals representing up to 1.7% of the wintering population in Great Britain (5 year peak mean 1991/2 - 1995/6)



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