|Location||China (mainland), Shaanxi|
|Central coordinates||108o 54.00' East 33o 50.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A3|
|Altitude||1,300 - 2,802m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description Located in the eastern section of the Qinling mountains, extending across Chang’an, Zhashui and Ningshan counties. The nature reserve was mainly established to protect Takin. Over 80% of the IBA is temperate montane mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest, and this area is an important water source for Xi’an City. It is c.60 km from the other nature reserves in the Qinling mountains.
Non-bird biodiversity: About 25 nationally protected species occur here including Leopard, Golden Cat and Takin.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii||resident||2008||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Niubeiliang||Nature Reserve||16,500||is identical to site||16,418|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Niubeiliang Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/11/2014
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