Doupov hills

Country/territory: Czechia

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C6 (2002)
For more information about IBA criteria, please click here

Area: 63,117 ha

Czech Society for Ornithology
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2010 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring, please click here

Site description (baseline)
The IBA comprises hills of volcanic origin, situated south and east of the Ohre river. A crater with a diameter of c.30 km forms a central depression, with fish-ponds and water reservoirs located on the periphery of the IBA. Fagus forests support a species-rich herb layer, and scree forests also occur. A mosaic of grassland, shrub and broadleaved coppice communities has developed on abandoned agricultural land. Whilst military training is a major land-use, the IBA remains relatively unaffected by human activity.

Key biodiversity
The IBA supports large numbers of forest and grassland species. The first complete data on avifauna were obtained during a 1987-1989 study, and 220 bird species have now been recorded.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Doupov hills. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.