Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 1991 200 individuals A1
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 1991 200 individuals A1
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR winter 2003 present A1
Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa LC passage 2003 present A1
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU passage 2003 present A1
Hooded Crane Grus monacha VU winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana EN winter 2003 present A1, A4i
Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor EN passage 2003 present A1
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola LC winter 2003 present A4i
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis EN winter 2003 present A4i
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris EN passage 2003 present A4i
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata VU passage 2003 present A4i
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea CR passage 2003 present A1, A4i
Dunlin Calidris alpina LC winter 2003 present A4i
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus LC passage 2003 present A4i
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC winter 2003 present A4i
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis LC unknown 2003 present A4i
Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer EN passage 2003 present A1
Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi VU winter 2003 present A1
Chinese Crested Tern Thalasseus bernsteini CR unknown 2004 present A1
Marsh Grassbird Helopsaltes pryeri NT breeding 2005 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2003 min 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve, Shanghai Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 32,600 protected area overlaps with site 32,600
Changjiangkouzhonghuaxun Nature Reserve 27,600 protected area contained by site 27,600


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.