Located in north-west Gansu, bordering Inner Mongolia in the north and the east. Habitats include steppe and desert, and 5% of the IBA is wetlands which are fed by the Hei He river. Many reservoirs have been constructed, forming a chain that extends for c.130 km. More than 20,000 waterbirds were found on migration during a survey in 1988.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jinta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2019.