Jiuduansha Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 42,320 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
Located on the eastern coast of Shanghai. The IBA is an estuary in the outmost part of the Yangtze, which includes four sandy islands and the adjacent water. There are no permanent human residents, only occasional visits by fishermen. The reserve aims to protect the estuarine ecosystem. The area is located in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, and large numbers of shorebirds occur on passage. It is also the major wintering area for ducks and geese in Shanghai.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Jiuduansha Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 05/10/2023.