A very large heathland with streams, bogs and conifer plantations.
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.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Airborne nutrient pollution is altering the heathland (`Other' threat).
National Partial International High4,760 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Borris Hede, 4,760 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Borris Hede. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 23/03/2023.