|Location||China (mainland), Qinghai|
|Central coordinates||101o 41.00' East 36o 54.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A3|
|Altitude||2,600 - 2,700m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in eastern Qinghai on the lower reaches of the Huangshui He river, south of the Datong He river and east of Qinghai Hu lake (CN156). The IBA has a temperate, semi-arid alpine climate. It is a relatively populated area with agricultural and herding economies, and it is also the most industrialised part of Qinghai.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Saker Falcon Falco cherrug||unknown||2008||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Baoku||Local Nature Reserve||0||protected area contained by site||0|
|Datong Beichuan Heyuanqu||Nature Reserve||198,300||protected area contained by site||198,300|
|Dongxia||Local Nature Reserve||0||protected area contained by site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xining. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/08/2015
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