Located in northern Gansu, with the border of Inner Mongolia to the north. The IBA is generally flat, and the Shijun He river flows throught it. The main habitats are desert and steppe. Several reservoirs (Ximahu, Zihu, Hongya) have been constructed along the river, and there are also several saline wetlands along the river.
Non-bird biodiversity: The Liangucheng reserve was established for the conservation of Mongolian Gazelle.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Minqin. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2022.