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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.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: More than 20 species of mammals recorded, including Lepus capensis, Ondatra zibethicus and Spermophilus dauricus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid passage  2008  500 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  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, A4i  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1, A4i  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)  
Heiyupao Nature Reserve 14,400 is identical to site 14,400  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Heiyupao Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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