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Location China (mainland), Zhejiang
Central coordinates 120o 51.00' East  27o 53.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 12,400 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in the Wenzhou estuary, the inter-tidal mudflats are one of the important coastal areas in Zhejiang.

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 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Not Recognised 
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata unknown  1999  1,600 individuals  unknown  A4i  Near Threatened 
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis winter  1999  2,500 individuals  unknown  A4i  Endangered 
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia winter  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Dunlin Calidris alpina winter  1999  5,000 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: Wenzhou Wan. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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