The site was identified as important in 2009 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
|Species||Current IUCN Red List Category||Season||Year(s)||Population estimate at site||IBA criteria met|
|Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri||CR||passage||1992||12-36 individuals||A1|
|Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana||EN||winter||2003||present||A1|
|Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor||EN||passage||1991-1993||2 individuals||A1|
The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).
|Habitat (IUCN level 1)||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Longtan Reservoir. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/longtan-reservoir-iba-china-(mainland) on 26/09/2023.