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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 133o 25.00' East  46o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 18,328 ha
Altitude 60 m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description This IBA is a marsh located between the Qihulin He and Abuqin He rivers, with lowland floodplains and forest patches. Although some areas are being converted into agricultural land, most of the marshes have little human disturbance and are well preserved. It is a breeding and staging site for waterbirds.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Over 30 species of mammals have been recorded, including Vulpes vulpes, Selenarctos thibetanus, Cervus elaphus, Lepus timidus, Mustela sibirica and Nyctereutes procyonoides.

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 unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Qihulin He Nature Reserve 18,328 is identical to site 18,328  

Habitats

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Qihulin He Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014

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