|Location||China (mainland), Liaoning|
|Central coordinates||125o 0.00' East 40o 30.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4iii|
|Altitude||50 - 200m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description The IBA comprises wetlands along the Yalu Jiang river, including a reservoir formed by a dam at Laguxiao, upstream of the confluence of the Changdian He river and the Yalu Jiang. There is extensive open water which does not freeze in winter, and the area is on the border with North Korea so human disturbance is low. Waterbirds winter in the IBA, and local people have reported that Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon and Crested Shelduck Tadorna cristata were present in the past.
Non-bird biodiversity: The wetlands support Soft-shelled Turtle and Northern Salamander. Mammals include Red Fox, Raccoon Dog, Asiatic Black Bear and Chinese River Deer.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||unknown||2008||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa||unknown||2008||present||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus||unknown||2008||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|White-naped Crane Antigone vipio||unknown||2008||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Hooded Crane Grus monacha||unknown||2008||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2008||present||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shuifeng Reservoir and middle reaches of Yalu Jiang. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2015
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