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Location China (mainland), Xinjiang
Central coordinates 90o 45.00' East  45o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 73,000 ha
Altitude 1,200 - 3,290m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located in the south-eastern part of the Altay Mountains and in the eastern part of Junggar Basin, on the boundary between China and Mongolia, 300 km north-east of Changji City and 290 km north-east from Urumqi. The IBA is arid and the habitats include dry grassland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Chlamydotis undulata unknown  2008  present  A1  Not Recognised 
Great Bustard Otis tarda unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity Historical records of Camelus ferus and Saiga tatarica, but they are now locally extinct. Other nationally protected animals include Equus hemionus, Ovis ammon and Gazella subgutturosa.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baytik Shan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2014

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