A forested hilly area with scattered glades, wetlands and heathlands. Approximately half the forested area comprises Picea abies plantations, the remainder being mainly broadleaved forest plantations with several smaller areas of mature forest dominated by Fagus or Quercus.
Other species listed on Annex I of the Birds Directive that also breed at the site include Pernis apivorus, Caprimulgus europaeus and Lanius collurio.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The area has suffered damage from intensive forest management and firewood collection. These threats are ongoing but much damage has already been done and most of the remaining valuable areas have some protection.
National Low International High7,420 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Rold Skov, 7,420 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rold Skov. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 28/03/2023.