Located in the central Lüliang Shan mountains. The main ridge in the IBA extends 15 km from north to south, and is 14.5 km wide. The main habitat is temperate deciduous broadleaf forest. The nature reserve was mainly established for the protection of Crossoptilon mantchuricum.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Panthera pardus, Ovibos moschatus and Martes flavigula chrysospila.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pangquangou Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/07/2020.