Located in Wafangdian City, central-western Liaoning. The IBA extends from Fuzhou Bay to the marshlands at the Fuzhou He estuary, and contains extensive tidal flats and reedbeds. The lower reaches of the Fuzhou He river do not freeze in winter and this is one of the main wintering grounds for waterbirds in northern China. The natural wetlands in the IBA were much more extensive prior to the 1960s but since then massive reclamation for rice paddies and shrimp ponds has reduced their area.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wafangdian Fuzhou Wan. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 17/05/2022.