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Location China (mainland), Tianjin
Central coordinates 117o 40.00' East  39o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii
Area 99,000 ha
Altitude 3 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Qilihai wetland is located in Ninghe County. It used to be on the coast, but it has gradually been turned into an inland wetland by industrialization and urbanization. Qilihai Nature Reserve mainly comprises a 2,000 ha reservoir, reedbeds and scattered fishponds.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Guhaian (Tianjing) Nature Reserve 99,000 is identical to site 99,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Qilihai Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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