She Dao is a small island in the Gulf of Bohai, c.7 nautical miles from the mainland, which is located 30 km north-west of Laotieshan. The island is rocky and hilly with c.70% vegetation cover, and it is famous for its population of vipers (She Dao means ‘Snake Island’).
Non-bird biodiversity: The island supports an estimated population of 18,000 vipers.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: She Dao Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/04/2019.