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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.

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

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix resident  1987-1991  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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Oirschotse Heide. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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