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Location China (mainland), Shandong
Central coordinates 122o 30.00' East  37o 12.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 10,500 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description The IBA comprises coastal wetlands and lagoons. The swans winter at three lagoons, named Yue Hu (Tian’e Hu), Chaoyang Hu (Chaoyang Tian’e Hu) and Yangyu Hu (Mashangang Tian’e Hu).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus winter  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus winter  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)  
Rong Cheng Designation Not Known 0 is identical to site 10,500  


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

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

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