Xekar Reservoir

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 5,000 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
Located 125 km north north-east of Kashi (Kaxgar) City, 65 km north-east of Jiashi (Payzawat) County and 950 km south-west of Urumqi. The IBA is a reservoir on the lower Kazilsu River.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Vulpes vulpes, Euchoreutes naso and Dipus sagitta.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Xekar Reservoir. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.