|Location||China (mainland), Heilongjiang|
|Central coordinates||132o 15.00' East 46o 46.00' North|
|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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoides||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Baikal Teal Anas formosa||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|White-naped Crane Grus vipio||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Hooded Crane Grus monacha||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|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)|
Other 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.
Conservation response Established as a county-level nature reserve in 1991, upgraded to provincial level in 1998 and to a national nature reserve in 2000.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Qixing He Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/06/2013
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