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.
Non-bird biodiversity: Harbour Seals occur annually in the estuarine areas in mid-March, with a maximum count of about 180 animals.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Shuangtai (Shuangtaizi) Estuary and Inner Gulf of Liaodong. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/05/2022.