Located in south-west Hubei Province, the IBA is part of the Yangtze River catchment. The river flows through the reserve from east to west.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected plants include Gingo biloba. Animals include Panthera tigris amoyensis, Neofelis nebulosa, Panthera pardus, Viverra zibetha and Viverricula indica.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Houhe Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/10/2022.