Holqin Nature Reserve

IBA Justification

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
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR passage 2003 present A1
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU breeding 2003 present A1
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU breeding 2003 present A1, A4i
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU passage 2003 present A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN breeding 2003 present A1
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN passage 2003 present A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU breeding 2003 present A1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Keerxin Nature Reserve 126,990 is identical to site 126,987


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Holqin Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.