Kampina & Oisterwijkse Vennen

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 1,261 ha

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description
An area of heathland and fen, intersected by streams and surrounded by woodland, situated to the east of the city of Tilburg.

Key biodiversity
Until 1989 the site held a small population of Tetrao tetrix (and was considered fifth in order of national importance for this species, together with two other nearby sites). Eight other species, listed in Annex I of the EC Birds Directive, breed at the site although not in appreciable numbers. The fens in the area are used for roosting by wintering geese, but counts are not available.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kampina & Oisterwijkse Vennen. Downloaded from on 09/12/2022.