Shuangtai (Shuangtaizi) Estuary and Inner Gulf of Liaodong

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 130,000 ha

Site description (baseline)
Located on the coast of Panjin and Jinzhou cities. The IBA extends from the Xiaoling He estuary in the west to the Daling He and Shuangtai He estuaries and the reedbeds of the Liao He estuary in the east. There are extensive tidal flats and reedbeds, but these are threatened by oil drilling in the Liaohe oilfield.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Harbour Seals occur annually in the estuarine areas in mid-March, with a maximum count of about 180 animals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Shuangtai (Shuangtaizi) Estuary and Inner Gulf of Liaodong. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.