Oirschotse Heide

Country/territory: Netherlands

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,190 ha

Protection status:

Vogelbescherming Nederland

Site description
A military training area comprising dry heathland and forest, located to the north-west of the city of Eindhoven. Forest stands consist of conifer plantations and deciduous/mixed woodlands of various ages and under varying management regimes.

Key biodiversity
The site holds a remnant population of Tetrao tetrix.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oirschotse Heide. Downloaded from on 10/08/2020.