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Location China (mainland), Heilongjiang
Central coordinates 129o 47.00' East  44o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 19,648 ha
Altitude 260 - 1,115m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located 15 km south-east of Mudanjiang City. The IBA contains a microcosm of the typical forest succession in the Changbei region, with mixed pine-fir forests and other forest types.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Cervus nippon, Martes zibellina, Felis lynx, Panthera pardus and Cervus elaphus. Nationally protected plants include Panax ginseng, Juglans mandshurica, Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica and Fraxinus 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 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Manchurian Reed-warbler Acrocephalus tangorum breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Mudanfeng Nature Reserve 19,648 is identical to site 19,648  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mudanfeng Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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