Brabantse Wal

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of woodland and heathland, located south of the city of Bergen op Zoom. The site is adjacent to the Belgian IBA of Kalmhoutsche Heide. Forest stands consist of deciduous/mixed woodlands and conifer plantations of various ages and under varying management regimes.

Key biodiversity
This site is important at the EU level for Caprimulgus europaeus, Dryocopus martius and Lullula arborea.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Groundwater abstraction is a major problem.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Brabantse Wal. Downloaded from on 26/06/2019.