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Location China (mainland), Jilin
Central coordinates 128o 40.00' East  43o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 120,000 ha
Altitude 340 - 800m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the eastern part of Dunhua City, 20 km from the city itself. The IBA includes a natural lake and five reservoirs. It is a breeding and staging site for waterbirds, where over 100,000 individual birds are estimated to occur.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: There are records of Panthera tigris altaia, Panthera pardus, Felis lynx, Lutra lutra, Martes zibellina, Ursus arctos, Selenarctos thibetanus and Cervus nippon, but their numbers have declined in recent years.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri breeding  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus breeding  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Blakiston's Eagle-owl Bubo blakistoni resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dashanzuizi. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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