IBA Criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 5,070 ha
|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2009||not assessed||very unfavourable||not assessed|
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Large exotic conifer plantations on former heathland with several streams. Some heathland remains and there is one small area (9.5 ha) of natural Quercus forest.
The site holds high numbers of breeding raptors and woodpeckers. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Pernis apivorus, Caprimulgus europaeus, Alcedo atthis, Dryocopus martius, Lullula arborea and Lanius collurio.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forest areas south of Silkeborg. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/03/2023.