An area of woodland and heathland, located south of the city of Bergen op Zoom. The site is adjacent to the Belgian IBA of Kalmhoutsche Heide. Forest stands consist of deciduous/mixed woodlands and conifer plantations of various ages and under varying management regimes.
This site is important at the EU level for Caprimulgus europaeus, Dryocopus martius and Lullula arborea.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Groundwater abstraction is a major problem.
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BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Brabantse Wal. Downloaded from
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