Located in southern Wenxian County, bordering Sichuan in the south. The IBA mainly comprises high mountains with temperate coniferous and coniferous-broadleaf mixed forests, scrub and grassland. It has a very low human population and agricultural land covers less than 10% of its area. An ornithological survey was conducted by Lanzhou University in 1974-1975, a scientific study was conducted in 1992-1995 with the support of the Ministry of Forestry (State Forestry Administration) and the State Forestry Administration sponsored a study on the feeding behaviour of the Giant Panda in 1998.
Non-bird biodiversity: The area supports 28 nationally protected bird species and 28 nationally protected mammal species.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Baishui Jiang Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/07/2020.