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Location China (mainland), Tianjin
Central coordinates 117o 6.00' East  38o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 6,000 ha
Altitude 3 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Tuanbowa is located in Jinghai County, 24 km from downtown Tianjin. The nature reserve mainly comprises a 6,000 ha reservoir, of which 5,100 ha is open water, with agricultural land, ponds and channels at the edge of the reservoir.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri passage  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  1998  40 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Tuanbo Nature Reserve 6,000 is identical to site 6,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tuanbowa Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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