Xilin Gol Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 1,078,600 ha

Site description
Located in the eastern part of Inner Mongolia Plateau, asnd linked with the lower western part of the Da Hinggan Ling mountains. The main habitat in the IBA is grassland, with sparse woodland and scrub on sand dunes. There are meadows and marshes along the Xilin River and on lake shores.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Procapra gutturosa and Marmota spp. are found in this area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xilin Gol Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 06/07/2022.