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.
Non-bird biodiversity: Harbour Seals occur annually in the estuarine areas in mid-March, with a maximum count of about 180 animals.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Shuangtai (Shuangtaizi) Estuary and Inner Gulf of Liaodong. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/15389 on 09/06/2023.