Qilihai Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 99,000 ha

Site description
Qilihai wetland is located in Ninghe County. It used to be on the coast, but it has gradually been turned into an inland wetland by industrialization and urbanization. Qilihai Nature Reserve mainly comprises a 2,000 ha reservoir, reedbeds and scattered fishponds.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Qilihai Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.