Borris Hede

Country/territory: Denmark

IBA criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 4,760 ha

Dansk Ornitologisk Forening
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 very unfavourable not assessed not assessed
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A very large heathland with streams, bogs and conifer plantations.

Key biodiversity
One of the most important areas for heathland birds in Denmark, holding significant numbers of Tringa glareola and other scarce heathland species. Tetrao tetrix used to breed at the site but went extinct during the 1980s. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Botaurus stellaris, Pernis apivorus, Circus aeruginosus, C. cyaneus, Pluvialis apricaria, Tringa glareola, Asio flammeus, Alcedo atthis and Lanius collurio.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Borris Hede. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.