Military training area Bergen-Hohne

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 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
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix LC breeding 1990-2000 70 breeding pairs C6
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 1990-2000 100 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC breeding 1990-2000 7 breeding pairs C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC breeding 1990-2000 1 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 1990-2000 100 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Truppenübungsplatz Bergen Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12,449 protected area contained by site 12,449
Moor- und Heidegebiete im Truppenübungsplatz Bergen-Hohne Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,101 protected area contained by site 7,101

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Military training area Bergen-Hohne. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.