Xianhu Reservoir

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 2,600 ha

Site description
Located in Xianhu Town, the IBA includes the reservoir and the wet agricultural land below the main dam. Xianhu Reservoir is an irrigation reservoir constructed among low mountains, which have well-preserved vegetation. The lower part of the river valley is mainly used for rice paddy fields. Commercial logging has increased in recent years and the rapid decrease in the forest area threatens the nesting habitat of forest birds including Gorsachius magnificus.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xianhu Reservoir. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.