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Location China (mainland), Inner Mongolia
Central coordinates 116o 50.00' East  43o 19.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 119,413 ha
Altitude 1,226 - 1,300m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Dali Nur is the third largest lake in Inner Mongolia, and is located in the eastern part of the Inner Mongolia Plateau. In the eastern part of the IBA, the main habitat is the forests in the Da Hinggan Ling mountains. In the southern and south-eastern parts there are sand dunes, and in the northern and north-western parts there are grasslands.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  10,000 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2008  2,400 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Coot Fulica atra unknown  2008  10,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio breeding  2008  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dalinuoerniaolei Nature Reserve 119,413 is identical to site 119,413  


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

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

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