Forest areas south of Silkeborg

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2009 very unfavourable not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes population good

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Caprimulgus europaeus European Nightjar 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Pernis apivorus European Honey-buzzard 2 1 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable
Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher 5 1 breeding pairs 20 very unfavourable
Dryocopus martius Black Woodpecker 5 2 breeding pairs 40 unfavourable
Lanius collurio Red-backed Shrike 16 4 breeding pairs 25 very unfavourable
Lanius excubitor 4 2 individuals 50 unfavourable
Corvus corax Common Raven 3 2 breeding pairs 67 unfavourable
Lullula arborea Woodlark 10 1 breeding pairs 10 very unfavourable

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vrads Sande Fredet ved afgørelse, exl. Kirkeomgivelser 149 protected area contained by site 0
Skovområde syd for Silkeborg Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,059 protected area contains site 5,070
Silkeborg Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 9,463 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sepstrup Sande; Vrads Sande, Velling Skov og Palsgård Skov Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,572 protected area overlaps with site 0
Salten Å; Salten Langsø, Mossø og søer syd for Salten Langsø og dele af Gudenå Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,470 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ikast-Brande Kommune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 7,285 protected area overlaps with site 0
Horsens Kommmune §3 beskyttet natur (alle søer, moser, vandløb, heder, enge mv) 4,315 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations -
Unknown -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
unknown -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Forest areas south of Silkeborg. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.