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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 123o 27.00' East  47o 33.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 29,473 ha
Altitude 139 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the north-east of Longjiang County. The gentle topography in the IBA has resulted in slow water flow, and the formation of bogs (some of nearly 2,000 ha), marshes, marshy meadows and meadows.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

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 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  1998  50-100 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  100-150 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  20 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Halahai Nature Reserve 4,000 protected area contained by site 4,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hala Hai. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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