Anqing wetlands (Caizi Hu, Wuchang Hu and other lakes)

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
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Bean Goose Anser fabalis LC non-breeding 2003 present A4i
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2003 present A1
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC non-breeding 2003 present A4i
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 2003 present A4i
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2003 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
Anqingyanjiangshuiqin Nature Reserve 120,000 is identical to site 120,000


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Anqing wetlands (Caizi Hu, Wuchang Hu and other lakes). Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.