Year of compilation: 2009

Site description
Located in eastern Qinghai on the lower reaches of the Huangshui He river, south of the Datong He river and east of Qinghai Hu lake (CN156). The IBA has a temperate, semi-arid alpine climate. It is a relatively populated area with agricultural and herding economies, and it is also the most industrialised part of Qinghai.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
The IBA is partially protected in the city-level Baoku Nature Reserve and Dongxia Nature Reserve, which were established in 1984, and the provincial-level Datong Beichuan Heyuanqu Nature Reserve (198,300 ha) which was established in 2005.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xining. Downloaded from on 12/07/2020.