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Location China (mainland), Guangdong
Central coordinates 117o 8.00' East  23o 22.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 4 ha
Altitude 0 - 30m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Nan’ao County comprises 23 islands and is located along the eastern coast of Guangdong, on the border between Guangdong and Fujian provinces. Wuyu Dao Island is located in the south-eastern part of the county, and forms Nan’ao Migratory Birds Nature Reserve with other islands such as Chi Yu, Ping Yu and Baihan. The island has a maximum length of 250 m, and a maximum width of 150 m. The vegetation is mostly herbaceous.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nanaohouniao Nature Reserve 260 protected area contains site 4  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   -
Coastline   -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Wuyu Dao Island. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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