Qihulin He Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1 (2009)
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Area: 18,328 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
This IBA is a marsh located between the Qihulin He and Abuqin He rivers, with lowland floodplains and forest patches. Although some areas are being converted into agricultural land, most of the marshes have little human disturbance and are well preserved. It is a breeding and staging site for waterbirds.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Over 30 species of mammals have been recorded, including Vulpes vulpes, Selenarctos thibetanus, Cervus elaphus, Lepus timidus, Mustela sibirica and Nyctereutes procyonoides.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Qihulin He Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.