Xishui Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 48,700 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
Located in Xishui County, northern Guizhou. It is the largest nature reserve in Guizhou. Located between the northern slope of the Guizhou Plateau and the Sichuan Basin, the IBA has broadleaf evergreen forest, coniferous forest, mixed forest, secondary scrub and montane grassland.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Footprints of South China Tiger were seen until 2000.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Xishui Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.