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Location Netherlands, Noord-Brabant
Central coordinates 5o 21.00' East  51o 29.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 1,190 ha
Altitude 20 - 22m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix resident  1991  8 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland  44%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  50%
Unknown   6%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military 80%
tourism/recreation 50%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oirschotse Heide. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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