Eastern tidal flat of Nanhui

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 12,250 ha

Site description
Located in the south-eastern corner of Nanhui District, in the Qiantang Jiang estuary, roughly in the middle of the Chinese coastline. It comprises a long inter-tidal strip extending about 40 km from the border of Pudong and Nanhui districts in the north to the gulf of Hangzhou Wan in the south, with a width of 3-5 km from the sea to the Lianggang-Nanlu highway. It occupies about 18% of the land area of Nanhui District. The IBA faces severe development pressure, and about 13,300 ha of the inter-tidal areas in Nanhui were reclaimed for urban construction in 2003.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern tidal flat of Nanhui. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.