A rowing boat at Loch Eye
|Location||Highland (council area), Scotland|
|Area||2.05 km2 (0.79 sq mi)|
|Established||1 October 1986 |
|Governing body||Scottish Natural Heritage|
Loch Eye is a shallow freshwater loch, located close to the east coast of Scotland between the Moray Firth, Dornoch Firth and Cromarty Firth. Covering an area of 205 hectares, it is an important site for waterfowl and has been protected since 1986 as a Ramsar Site, a Special Protection Area and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Loch Eye is nutrient rich, and one of the most important eutrophic lochs north of the Highland boundary fault. It supports internationally important over-wintering populations of waterfowl, in particular whooper swans and Icelandic greylag geese.
- Joint Nature Conservation Committee. "UK Loch Eye 13031 RIS 2006" (PDF). Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
- "Loch Eye SPA". Nature Scotland. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
- "Loch Eye". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
- "Loch Eye". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
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