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Location China (mainland), Tianjin
Central coordinates 117o 23.00' East  38o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 43,495 ha
Altitude 0 - 3m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Beidagang Reservoir is located in the Dagang Area of Tianjin City, on the west coast of Bohai Bay. The circumference of the reservoir is 53.6 km, and it has an area of about 44,000 ha. The IBA also includes seasonal marshes and cultivated land near 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 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  1999  800 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis winter  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Beidagang Nature Reserve 44,240 protected area contains site 44,000  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Beidagang Wetland Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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