Wolong 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
Chestnut-throated Partridge Tetraophasis obscurus LC resident 2000 present A3
Chinese Monal Lophophorus lhuysii VU resident 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Chinese Grouse Tetrastes sewerzowi NT resident 2000 present A3
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU breeding 2003 present A1, A3
Rusty-breasted Tit Poecile davidi LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sooty Tit Aegithalos fuliginosus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Three-toed Parrotbill Paradoxornis paradoxus LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Barred Laughingthrush Ianthocincla lunulata LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Red-winged Laughingthrush Trochalopteron formosum LC resident 2000 present A2, A3
Sichuan Treecreeper Certhia tianquanensis LC resident 2003 present A1
Blackthroat Calliope obscura VU breeding 2003 present A1, A2, A3
Slaty Bunting Emberiza siemsseni LC breeding 2000 present A2, A3

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)
Wolong Nature Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 200,000 protected area contains site 200,000
Wolong Nature Reserve 200,000 is identical to site 200,000
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 924,500 protected area overlaps with site 200,000


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wolong Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/09/2023.