Site description (2009 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Included in Beideihe Seashore Nature Reserve, Beidaihe is a coastal scenic area where hunting is prohibited but where tourism has had an impact on the birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Beidaihe. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.