|Location||China (mainland), Liaoning|
|Central coordinates||121o 35.00' East 39o 40.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||0 - 10m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in Wafangdian City, central-western Liaoning. The IBA extends from Fuzhou Bay to the marshlands at the Fuzhou He estuary, and contains extensive tidal flats and reedbeds. The lower reaches of the Fuzhou He river do not freeze in winter and this is one of the main wintering grounds for waterbirds in northern China. The natural wetlands in the IBA were much more extensive prior to the 1960s but since then massive reclamation for rice paddies and shrimp ponds has reduced their area.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoid||unknown||2008||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana||winter||2008||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Common Crane Grus grus||winter||1992||2,000 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|Hooded Crane Grus monacha||passage||2008||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wafangdian Fuzhou Wan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/05/2016
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