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Location China (mainland), Jiangsu
Central coordinates 121o 27.00' East  31o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 21,491 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Site description Located in Qidong City, on the northern bank of the Yangtze Estuary where the slow flowing waters result in sedimentation. The avifauna is likely to be very similar to the nearby Coastal Wetlands of Northern Chongming Dao Island (CN374).

Key Biodiversity 

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis unknown  2008  present  A1  Endangered 
Hooded Crane Grus monacha unknown  2008  present  A1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Qidong Northern Yangtze Estuary Nature Reserve 21,491 is identical to site 21,491  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Qidong Northern Yangtze Estuary Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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