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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 133o 22.00' East  45o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 15,000 ha
Altitude 57 - 67m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Hukou Wetland Nature Reserve is located in the southern part of Hulin City, and extends 60 km from north to south.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Twenty-three mammal species have been recorded in the area, including seven nationally protected species. Nationally protected plants include Phellodendron chinense, Fraxinus mandshurica and Juglans mandshurica.

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 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hukoushidi Nature Reserve 15,000 is identical to site 15,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hukou Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/11/2015

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