Due to the variation of pine and deciduous forests, extensive grasslands, thorny bushes, heathland and the sandy underground the natura-2000 reserve Heidebos contains some of the most regional unique species. The most elusive by far is the Eurasian Nightjar, which you can hear in the area on the right moments of the year. In the pine and deciduous forests you can find almost all bird species related to forests in Flanders like Crested Tit , Pied Flycatcher, Coal Tit, Eurasian Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Black Woodpecker, Tawny Owl , Woodcock. Some of the most remarkable predatory birds also breed in this nature reserve, like Northern Goshawk and European Honey-buzzard. In the more semi-open parts like the heathlands you can find Wood Lark , Common Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher.
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