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Location China (mainland), Henan
Central coordinates 114o 29.00' East  34o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 16,148 ha
Altitude 65 - 80m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Liuyuankou Nature Reserve is located in eastern Henan, 10 km north of Kaifeng City. The reserve extends 60 km from east to west and 15.5 km from north to south. Within the nature reserve the banks of the Yellow River are 10-20 km apart, with an open water width of 20 km.

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  1993  255 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri passage  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  2008  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus passage  1991  43 individuals  unknown  A1  Critically Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha passage  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Kaifengliuyuankou Nature Reserve 16,148 protected area contained by site 16,148  


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

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

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