Bogda (Tian Chi)

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 160,000 ha

Site description
Located the mountainous area of Bogda, Tianshan, on the southern edge of the Junggar Basin, 70 km east of Changji City and 50 km east of Urumqi. The highest peak in the IBA is Bogda Feng at 5,445 m, which is covered by snow all year round. The main habitats include montane grassland, scrub, forest, meadow, snowfields and glaciers. The IBA is in the historical range of Camelus ferus, Equus hemionus, Gazella subgutturosa and Saiga tatarica.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Historical records of Camelus ferus and Saiga tatarica, but they are now locally extinct. Other nationally protected animals include Equus hemionus and Gazella subgutturosa.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bogda (Tian Chi). Downloaded from on 06/10/2022.