Niubeiliang Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3 (2009)
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Area: 16,418 ha

Site description
Located in the eastern section of the Qinling mountains, extending across Chang’an, Zhashui and Ningshan counties. The nature reserve was mainly established to protect Takin. Over 80% of the IBA is temperate montane mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest, and this area is an important water source for Xi’an City. It is c.60 km from the other nature reserves in the Qinling mountains.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: About 25 nationally protected species occur here including Leopard, Golden Cat and Takin.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Niubeiliang Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 29/11/2021.