|Location||China (mainland), Shaanxi|
|Central coordinates||110o 20.00' East 35o 9.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||0 - 380m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description The IBA extends c.40 km from north to south and comprises mudflats in the Huang He (Yellow River) in Heyang County. The Huang He river channel is becoming wider in this region, because of reduced flow rate and increased sedimentation. This has resulted in the extensive growth of reedbeds in the area, which are favourable breeding habitats for waterbirds.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus||winter||1999||500 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|Common Merganser Mergus merganser||winter||1999||300 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Great Egret Casmerodius albus||winter||1999||300 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||unknown||2008||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Great Bustard Otis tarda||unknown||1995||25 individuals||unknown||A1||Vulnerable|
|Common Crane Grus grus||passage||1999||300 individuals||unknown||A4i||Least Concern|
|Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis||unknown||1995||100 individuals||unknown||A1||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Heyangshidi||Nature Reserve||28,000||protected area contains site||16,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||-|
Other biodiversity No information.
Conservation response The IBA is a provincial-level nature reserve, which was established in 1996 but lacks staff and management infrastructure.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Heyang Huang He Wetlands Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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