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Location China (mainland), Jilin
Central coordinates 130o 32.00' East  42o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 8,000 ha
Altitude 5 - 695m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Hunchun City. The IBA is on the northern slopes of the Changbai Shan mountains near to where China borders Russia and North Korea. Habitats include many lakes, sand islands and marshes, and it is estimated that over 20,000 birds occur in the area.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: There are occasional records of Phoca largha at Kangjiangkou.

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 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri breeding  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Teal Anas crecca passage  2008  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  1983  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Rufous-backed Bunting Emberiza jankowskii resident  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tumen River at Jingxin-Fangchuan. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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