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Location China (mainland), Shaanxi
Central coordinates 109o 55.00' East  39o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 21,700 ha
Altitude
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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus unknown  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 unknown  2008  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus unknown  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  

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: Hongjian Nur. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014

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