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Location China (mainland), Shandong
Central coordinates 119o 10.00' East  37o 12.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, A4iii
Area 10,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Laizhou Wan (bay) is on the northern Shandong peninsula and is one of the three large bays in the Gulf of Bohai. The bay is rather shallow with most of the area not exceeding 10 m in depth, and it is becoming shallower as sediments are deposited by the local rivers.

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola passage  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus unknown  2008  present  A4i  Least Concern 
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica passage  2008  present  A4i  Near Threatened 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  2008  present  A4iii   


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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Laizhou Wan. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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