Located in the southern foothills of Bogda (5,445 m), 160 km south-east from Urumqi. Ayding Kol is in the Turpan Basin, the lowest area in China and the second lowest depression in the world. The IBA is the hottest and driest area in China, and habitats include desert, oases and salt lakes.
Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Meriones spp., Hemiechinus auritus and members of the family Dipodidae.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ayding Kol. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2020.