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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 126o 12.00' East  48o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 100,800 ha
Altitude 200 - 630m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Wuda Lianchi City. The IBA is on the plain at the western edge of the Xiao Hinggan Ling mountains. Ancient volcanic activities formed five linked lakes (“Lianchi”), with a total area of 1,800 ha. There is agricultural land around the lakes, and woodland in the riverine lowlands.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Lutra lutra, Cervus elaphus and Nyctereutes procyonoides.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri breeding  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Wudalianchihuoshan Nature Reserve 100,800 is identical to site 100,800  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial   -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Forest   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wuda Lianchi Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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