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
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC passage 2003 present A1
Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus CR passage 1985 652 individuals A1, A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU passage 1985 152 individuals A1, A4i
Red-crowned Crane Grus japonensis VU passage 1989 630 individuals A1, A4i
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU passage 1986 527 individuals A1, A4i
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN passage 1986 452 individuals A1
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1985 168 individuals A4i
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU passage 2003 present A1
Little Curlew Numenius minutus LC unknown 2008 present A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN passage 2003 present A1
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU breeding 2003 present A1, A4i
Relict Gull Larus relictus VU passage 1986 112 individuals A1, A4i
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 2004 min 20,000 individuals A4iv
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2003 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

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)
Beidaihehaibinniaolei Nature Reserve 8,400 protected area contains site 7,000


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Beidaihe. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.