Weizhou Dao and Xieyang Dao

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 2,600 ha

Site description
The IBA includes both Weizhou Dao and Xieyang Dao islands, which are 17 km apart. The southern part of Weizhou Dao island has a hilly, volcanic topography, and the northern part has sand bars and alluvial plain. The IBA has a north Asian subtropical monsoon climate. There are 435 ha of woodland on the island, mainly composed of Casuarina equisetifolia and Acacia confusa.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Weizhou Dao and Xieyang Dao. Downloaded from on 20/01/2022.