Burgen River Valley

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 15,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Located east of the Altay Mountains on the boundary between China and Mongolia, 260 km south-east of Aletai City and 350 km north-east of Urumqi. The rivers in the IBA are major tributaries of the Ulungur River.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Historical records of Saiga tatarica, but now locally extinct. Other nationally protected animals include Gazella subgutturosa, Ovis ammon and Castor fiber.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Burgen River Valley. Downloaded from on 02/12/2020.