Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 1,800,000 ha

Site description (baseline)
Located in Dong Ujimqin Qi of Xilin Gol League, 200 km from Xilinhot and 30 km from the town of Uliastai, on the eastern edge of the Inner Mongolia Plateau. The typical habitat is grassland, where Otis tarda breeds. Ulgai marshes are located along the Ulgai River in the eastern and southern sections of the grassland, and include riverine marshes, lakes and reservoirs.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The grassland is important habitat for Procapra gutturosa.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ulgai. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.