A wooded area on the southern slopes of the Thüringer Wald mountains with the valleys of the River Vesser and its tributaries. Rich forests (Fagus, Pinus, Abies) and riverine vegetation create a mosaic of diverse habitats.
There are 92 breeding species. The site is important for woodland species, particularly hole-nesting birds.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vesser valley Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2019.