|Location||China (mainland), Henan|
|Central coordinates||114o 20.00' East 32o 0.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4iii|
|Altitude||60 - 100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description This is a typical wetland of Henan Province with good numbers and diversity of waterbirds. It is located in the hilly area on the western slope of the Dabie Shan mountains, where there are more than 30 scattered reservoirs and much agricultural land. Shishankou Reservoir is the gathering point of the water from the surrounding area, with extensive marshes in the vicinity. The water quality is good, with dense vegetation cover. A survey in December 2001 found c.25,000 waterbirds, including about 10,000 Anas poecilorhyncha and A. platyrhynchos.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus||unknown||2008||1-9 individuals||unknown||A1||Vulnerable|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||unknown||2008||1-9 individuals||unknown||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Swan Goose Anser cygnoides||unknown||2008||1-9 individuals||unknown||A1||Vulnerable|
|Baikal Teal Anas formosa||unknown||2008||-||unknown||A1||Least Concern|
|Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana||unknown||2008||1-9 individuals||unknown||A1||Endangered|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity No information.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shishankou Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2013
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