Shishankou Reservoir

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 199,400 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
This is a typical wetland of Henan Province with good numbers and diversity of waterbirds. It is located in the hilly area on the western slope of the Dabie Shan mountains, where there are more than 30 scattered reservoirs and much agricultural land. Shishankou Reservoir is the gathering point of the water from the surrounding area, with extensive marshes in the vicinity. The water quality is good, with dense vegetation cover. A survey in December 2001 found c.25,000 waterbirds, including about 10,000 Anas poecilorhyncha and A. platyrhynchos.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Shishankou Reservoir. Downloaded from on 02/03/2024.