CN344
Shishankou Reservoir


Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii (2009)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 199,400 ha

Protection status:


Site description
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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shishankou Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.