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Location China (mainland), Guizhou
Central coordinates 106o 10.00' East  28o 15.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A3
Area 48,700 ha
Altitude 420 - 1,756m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Xishui County, northern Guizhou. It is the largest nature reserve in Guizhou. Located between the northern slope of the Guizhou Plateau and the Sichuan Basin, the IBA has broadleaf evergreen forest, coniferous forest, mixed forest, secondary scrub and montane grassland.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: Footprints of South China Tiger were seen until 2000.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii resident  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Xishuizhongyaredaisenlin Nature Reserve 48,666 is identical to site 48,666  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Xishui Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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