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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 133o 13.00' East  48o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 36,663 ha
Altitude 42 - 626m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located within the boundary of Qindeli Farm, Tongjiang City. The reserve extends 77 km from east to west, and the habitats include sandy beaches, marshes and forests.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Twenty-seven species of mammals have been recorded in the area, including Cervus nippon, Alces alces, Martes zibellina, Ursus arctos, Selenarctos thibetanus, Cervus elaphus, Lutra lutra and Lepus timidus. Nationally protected plants include Fructus schisandrae, Phellodendron chinense and Fraxinus mandshurica.

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 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  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 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Qindeli Nature Reserve 36,663 is identical to site 36,663  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Qindeli Sturgeon Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/11/2015

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