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Location China (mainland), Shanghai
Central coordinates 121o 57.00' East  31o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 32,610 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description The nature reserve is located in the eastern part of Chongming Dao island, on the boundary of Chongming County, 40 km north-east of Shanghai City. Chongming Dao island is 76 km by 15 km, and was formed by siltation from sediment carried by the Yangtze River, and it is still growing eastwards by 130-140 m annually. The major habitat in the IBA is inter-tidal mudflats.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  2008  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid unknown  1991  200 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  1991  200 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Endangered 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor passage  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
White-naped Crane Antigone vipio unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea unknown  2008  present  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis unknown  2008  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris unknown  2008  present  A4i  Vulnerable 
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Chinese Crested Tern Thalasseus bernsteini unknown  2004  present  A1  Critically Endangered 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Marsh Grassbird Locustella pryeri breeding  2005  present  A1  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Changjiangkouzhonghuaxun Nature Reserve 27,600 protected area contained by site 27,600  
Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve, Shanghai Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 32,600 is identical to site 32,600  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   75%
Artificial - terrestrial   -

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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