Located on the upper Ili River, at the confluence of the Kunes River and Tekes River, 70 km south south-east of Yining City and 450 km south south-west of Urumqi. The Kunes River flows through the IBA and joins the Ili River. The IBA is an important breeding and staging site for birds.
Non-bird biodiversity: Animals include Vulpes vulpes, Sus scrofa and Cervus elaphus.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ili River basin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/08/2019.