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Location China (mainland), Jilin
Central coordinates 123o 29.00' East  45o 24.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 43,200 ha
Altitude 80 - 130m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the south-western part of Da’an City, adjacent to the borders of Taonan City and Tongyu County. The IBA is an important breeding and staging site for ducks. The provincial forestry authorities established a hunting ground there in 1993, but it is not very popular with hunters because of its inaccessibility. Based on field work during the migration seasons, it is estimated that more than 150,000 individual birds are sometimes present in the IBA.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Abundant in fish.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  1992  500 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Bean Goose Anser fabalis unknown  1992  1,200 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Greylag Goose Anser anser unknown  1992  3,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2004  150,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Niuxintaobao. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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