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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 125o 6.00' East  46o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 14,400 ha
Altitude 150 - 152m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located in the north-eastern part of Daqing City. Heiyupao is a reservoir formed during water reallocation work along the Nen Jiang river. Habitats include meadow, grassland, woodland, marshes and 6,000 ha of agricultural land near the reservoir.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Swan Goose Anser cygnoides passage  2008  500 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Anas formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Grus vipio unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Heiyupao Nature Reserve 14,400 is identical to site 14,400  

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity More than 20 species of mammals recorded, including Lepus capensis, Ondatra zibethicus and Spermophilus dauricus.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Heiyupao Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014

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