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Location China (mainland), Jiangsu
Central coordinates 119o 25.00' East  32o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 24,000 ha
Altitude 5 - 7m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Shaobo Hu is located 15 km north of Yangzhou City. The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal lies to the east of the lake. The western shore of the lake has been straightened by reclamation. Shaobo Hu receives water from channels and then flows into the Yangtze River. The shallow area of the lake is dominated by reeds, and there are extensive agricultural lands in the adjacent areas.

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  2008  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri winter  1991  30 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  1991  600 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Least Concern 
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus winter  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana winter  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis winter  2008  present  A1  Endangered 


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Shaobo Hu Lake Area. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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