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Location China (mainland), Zhejiang
Central coordinates 121o 17.00' East  28o 9.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 4,300 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the east of the Yuhuan Peninsula, separated from Yueqing Bay by Xuanmen Gang. The main habitat in the IBA is inter-tidal mudflats.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A4i  Vulnerable 
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A4i  Least Concern 
Saunders's Gull Larus saundersi non-breeding  1997  220 individuals  unknown  A1  Vulnerable 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present [units unknown]  A4iii   


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: Xuanmen Wan. Downloaded from on 21/04/2014

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