Gaoyou Hu

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 66,300 ha

Site description
Gaoyou Hu is located 40 km north of Yangzhou City and west of Gaoyou City. The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal lies to the east of the lake. Gaoyu Hu lake receives water from several rivers and flows into Shaobo Hu. The shallow area of the lake is dominated by reeds, and there are extensive agricultural lands in the adjacent areas.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gaoyou Hu. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.