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Location China (mainland), Liaoning
Central coordinates 121o 11.00' East  38o 46.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 17,000 ha
Altitude 5 - 456m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located at the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, west of Port Lüshun, Dalian City. The landscape is typical of the Liaodong Peninsular, hilly with a central lowland area surrounded by higher hills. There are villages, salt pans, rivers and reservoirs, and most of the forest in the IBA is forestry plantation or secondary. This is an important stop-over area for migratory birds, which pass through the IBA in millions annually.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri passage  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Steller's Sea-eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Shedao-laotieshan Nature Reserve 17,073 is identical to site 17,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   -
Coastline   -
Wetlands (inland)   -
Shrubland   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Laotieshan. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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