SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Cameron Reservoir

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Cameron Reservoir is located in upland Fife in south-east Scotland. It is a water supply reservoir created by impounding freshwater from upland streams. This has formed an artificial mesotrophic loch with beds of aquatic and marginal vegetation. The open water is used as a roost by an internationally important wintering population of Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus that feed outside the SPA during the day on the surrounding farmland. 


Qualifying species

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This site qualifies under Article 4.2 of the Directive (79/409/EEC) by supporting populations of European importance of the following migratory species:
Over winter;
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus, 16,233 individuals representing at least 7.2% of the wintering Eastern Greenland/Iceland/UK population (5 year peak mean 1991/2 - 1995/6)


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