|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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoides||passage||1986||2,000 individuals||unknown||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Baikal Teal Anas formosa||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Least Concern|
|Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||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||-|
Other biodiversity No information.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Qingtongxia reservoir and Yellow River wetlands in Zhongning and Zhongwei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/03/2014
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