Forest areas south of Silkeborg

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 5,070 ha

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
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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Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Forest areas south of Silkeborg. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.