Zixishan 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
Green Peafowl Pavo muticus EN resident 2008 present A1
Giant Nuthatch Sitta magna EN resident 2008 50 individuals A1

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)
Zixishan Nature Reserve 16,000 is identical to site 16,000

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zixishan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.