Forest areas south of Silkeborg

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Protected areas
National Partial International High5,070 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Forest areas south of Silkeborg, 5,070 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Forest areas south of Silkeborg. Downloaded from on 06/12/2023.