IBA criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 5,070 ha
|IBA conservation status|
|Year of assessment (most recent)||Threat (pressure)||Condition (state)||Action (response)|
|2009||not assessed||very unfavourable||not assessed|
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Site description (baseline)
Large exotic conifer plantations on former heathland with several streams. Some heathland remains and there is one small area (9.5 ha) of natural Quercus forest.
The site holds high numbers of breeding raptors and woodpeckers. Several species listed on Annex I of the EC Birds Directive breed at the site, including Pernis apivorus, Caprimulgus europaeus, Alcedo atthis, Dryocopus martius, Lullula arborea and Lanius collurio.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Forest areas south of Silkeborg. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3049 on 10/06/2023.