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Location China (mainland), Zhejiang
Central coordinates 120o 45.00' East  30o 18.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 37,100 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009





Site description Located along the east coast of Zhejiang, the IBA is a shallow bay in the southern estuary of the Qiantang Jiang river. It is the largest area of inter-tidal mudflats in Zhejiang, and there are many saline ponds adjacent to the coast.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri unknown  1997  1,100 individuals  unknown  A1, A4i  Critically Endangered 
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Endangered 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 
Dunlin Calidris alpina unknown  1997  30,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Larus saundersi unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A1  Vulnerable 

Habitats

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

Other biodiversity No information.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hangzhou Wan. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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