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Location China (mainland), Zhejiang
Central coordinates 121o 10.00' East  28o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 22,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located on the southern coast of Zhejiang Province, at the meeting point of Yueqing City, Wenling City and Yuhuan County. The inter-tidal habitat in the IBA is an important marine resource in China.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta unknown  1999  3,000 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  1999  1,100 individuals  unknown  A4i  Not Recognised 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia winter  1999  1,700 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina winter  1999  13,800 individuals  unknown  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi non-breeding  2008  present  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Yueqing Wan. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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