A mosaic of heathland, dry sandy grassland, wetland and ruderal land. Access to some areas is still restricted following years of use as a military training area. Human activities include extensive sheep-grazing.
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (non-breeding) and Crex crex (breeding).
National Partial International High4,000 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Döberitzer Heide and Ferbitzer Bruch, 4,000 ha). IBA overlaps with Special Protection Area.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Döberitzer Heide. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 12/04/2021.