Haimao Dao Island

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2009 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU breeding 2003 present A1, A4i
Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris LC breeding 2003 20,000-49,999 individuals A4i

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2009).


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Haimao Dao Island. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.