|Location||China (mainland), Ningxia|
|Central coordinates||105o 40.00' East 37o 36.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Altitude||1,100 - 1,300m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in western Ningxia, the IBA extends from Qingtongxia Reservoir along the Yellow River to Mengjiawan in Zhongwei County. It includes the river channel and associated wetlands, and the adjacent deserts. A survey conducted at Zhongwei Shapotou from December 1998-April 1999 found that more than 20,000 waterbirds migrated through the area.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoid||passage||1986||2,000 individuals||unknown||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||passage||2008||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa||unknown||2008||present||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus||winter||2008||present||-||A1||Endangered|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2008||present||-||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Qing Tong Xia||Nature Reserve||3,600||protected area contained by site||3,600|
|Shapotou||Nature Reserve||13,722||protected area contained by site||13,400|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Qingtongxia reservoir and Yellow River wetlands in Zhongning and Zhongwei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/08/2016
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