SPA description
(information as published 2001)

Berwyn

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Berwyn is an extensive area of acidic North Wales upland, reaching an altitude of 827 m, straddling the Glyndwr, Montgomery and Meirionnydd districts of Clwyd, Powys and Gwynedd respectively. It comprises blanket mire and heather-dominated heath, with some acidic grassland and Bracken Pteridium aquilinum dominated areas. It is one of the largest and most important upland massifs of this type in Wales. It supports large and diverse assemblages of breeding upland birds, including raptors such as Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus, Merlin Falco columbarius and Peregrine Falco peregrinus


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;
 
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus, 14 pairs representing at least 2.8% of the breeding population in Great Britain (5 year mean, 1991-1995)
 
Merlin Falco columbarius, 14 pairs representing at least 1.1% of the breeding population in Great Britain (5 year mean, 1991-1995)
 
Peregrine Falco peregrinus, 18 pairs representing at least 1.5% of the breeding population in Great Britain (5 year mean, 1991-1995)

 


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