Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, A4iv (2009)
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Area: 7,000 ha

Site description
Located 20 km south-west of Qinhuangdao, on the coast of north-west Bohai Bay. The wetlands in the IBA are a mosaic of small inter-tidal mudflats, sandy beaches and rocky shores. The habitat types include reedbeds, grassland, agricultural land and plantations. Being a tourist spot, the prohibition of hunting has benefited wild birds. Beidaihe is a suitable place to study migratory birds. Every year large numbers of birds pass through the IBA on migration.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beidaihe. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.