The site was identified as important in 2016 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|
|Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius||LC||breeding||2011-2015||63-76 breeding pairs||B3, C6|
|Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio||LC||breeding||2011-2015||26-30 breeding pairs||C6|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2016).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Heuvellanden Zuid-Limburg. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/heuvellanden-zuid-limburg-iba-netherlands on 04/12/2023.