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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 132o 15.00' East  46o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 53 - 63m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the northern part of Baoqing County. The nature reserve in on the southern bank of the middle section of the Qixing He river, and extends 30 km from east to west and 10 km from north to south. Habitats include ox-bow lakes, marshes and meadows.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: This area was once in the ranges of Selenarctos thibetanus and Lutra lutra, but these animals are now locally extinct due to unsustainable hunting. Ondatra zibethicus and Nyctereutes procyonoides are still present.

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 unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Qixinghe Nature Reserve 20,000 is identical to site 20,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Qixing He Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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