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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 121o 50.00' East  49o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 1,640,000 ha
Altitude 900 - 1,243m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Orqohan Town, in the northern section of the Da Hinggan Ling mountains. There are many small rivers in the area and large areas of marshland.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Gulo gulo and Alces alces.

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 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Xi'riteqi Nature Reserve 1,400 protected area contained by site 1,400  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Orqohan. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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