email a friend
printable version
Location China (mainland), Shandong
Central coordinates 120o 44.00' East  37o 55.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iv
Area 5,300 ha
Altitude 0 - 203m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description The Changdao Islands are also called Changshan Liedao, and they lie in the strait between the Shandong and Liaodong peninsulas. The IBA is a migratory bottleneck for birds, and more than one million birds migrate throught the islands annually. One of China’s most important bird-banding stations is on the islands.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis breeding  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  2004  min 20,000 individuals  A4iv   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Changdao Nature Reserve 5,300 is identical to site 5,300  


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

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Changdao Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife