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).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Döberitzer Heide. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2020.