Sihong Wetland of Hongze Hu

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 10,000 ha

Site description
Hongze Hu is located in northern Jiangsu Province. The lake area is c.196,000 ha, and it is the largest reservoir in the Huai He region. The western part of the lake has extensive areas of wetland plants, and the remaining parts are largely open water.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sihong Wetland of Hongze Hu. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.