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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 133o 50.00' East  48o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 32,014 ha
Altitude 40 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located to the north-east of Tongjiang City, along the Heilong Jiang (Amur River) which forms to Chinese border with Russia. The nature reserve is made up of about 60 islands in the river, with Bacha Dao the largest island in area (about 4,000 ha).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri breeding  2002  120 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2002  1,000 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2002  213 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2008  100,000-499,999 individuals  unknown  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bachadao Nature Reserve 32,014 is identical to site 32,014  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bacha Dao Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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