Shaobo Hu Lake Area

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2009)
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Area: 24,000 ha

Site description
Shaobo Hu is located 15 km north of Yangzhou City. The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal lies to the east of the lake. The western shore of the lake has been straightened by reclamation. Shaobo Hu receives water from channels and then flows into the Yangtze River. The shallow area of the lake is dominated by reeds, and there are extensive agricultural lands in the adjacent areas.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shaobo Hu Lake Area. Downloaded from on 29/01/2023.