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Location China (mainland), Shanghai
Central coordinates 121o 54.00' East  31o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4iii
Area 42,320 ha
Altitude 0 - 4m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located on the eastern coast of Shanghai. The IBA is an estuary in the outmost part of the Yangtze, which includes four sandy islands and the adjacent water. There are no permanent human residents, only occasional visits by fishermen. The reserve aims to protect the estuarine ecosystem. The area is located in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, and large numbers of shorebirds occur on passage. It is also the major wintering area for ducks and geese in Shanghai.

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  Vulnerable 
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa unknown  2008  present  A1  Least Concern 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Relict Gull Larus relictus unknown  2005-2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jiuduanshashidi Nature Reserve 52,800 protected area contains site 42,320  


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Jiuduansha Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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