Located in western Ningxia, the IBA extends from Qingtongxia Reservoir along the Yellow River to Mengjiawan in Zhongwei County. It includes the river channel and associated wetlands, and the adjacent deserts. A survey conducted at Zhongwei Shapotou from December 1998-April 1999 found that more than 20,000 waterbirds migrated through the area.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Qingtongxia reservoir and Yellow River wetlands in Zhongning and Zhongwei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.