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Location China (mainland), Henan
Central coordinates 114o 20.00' East  32o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii
Area 199,400 ha
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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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   

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shishankou Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014

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