email a friend
printable version
Location China (mainland), Shaanxi
Central coordinates 109o 55.00' East  39o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 21,700 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in northern Shenmu County. Hongjian Nur is the largest lake in this desert region. The IBA has little human activity, and large number of wintering and breeding waterbirds.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Goosander Mergus merganser unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus unknown  2008  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Great Bustard Otis tarda breeding  2008  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Relict Gull Larus relictus breeding  2005-2008  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hongjianzuo Nature Reserve 21,700 is identical to site 21,700  


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

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Hongjian Nur. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife