Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Large plantations (coniferous and deciduous) on former heathland with glades and many, mostly small, wetlands with bogs and water-fringe vegetation.

Key biodiversity
The only known breeding site in Denmark for Aegolius funereus (max. 2 pairs). Other species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive that breed at the site include Pernis apivorus, Milvus milvus, Grus grus, Aegolius funereus, Caprimulgus europaeus, Dryocopus martius and Lanius collurio.

Protected areas
National Low International High6,090 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Almindingen, 6,090 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Almindingen. Downloaded from on 27/03/2023.