|Location||China (mainland), Heilongjiang|
|Central coordinates||125o 52.00' East 49o 8.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||262 - 280m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Ornithological information More than 1,000 ducks and geese occur in the spring.
Site description Located in Nenjiang County. Keluo He Nature Reserve is in the middle reaches of the Keluo He river, which is a tributary of the Nen Jiang river. It lies in a transition zone between the Xiao Hinggan Ling mountains and the Nen Jiang plains. The area comprises meadows, patches of forest and plantations, and is rich in water plants.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoides||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Baikal Teal Anas formosa||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|White-naped Crane Grus vipio||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A4i||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Keluohe||Nature Reserve||3,577||is identical to site||3,577|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity Thirty mammal species have been recorded. Nationally protected plants include Fraxinus mandshurica, Juglans mandshurica, Betula verrucosa and Fructus schisandrae.
Conservation response Established as a county-level nature reserve in 1996, now a city-level nature reserve.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Keluo He Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2013
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