Western Qilian Shan mountains

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR passage 2004 present A1
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis NT breeding 2004 present A1, A3
Relict Gull Larus relictus VU breeding 1985 present A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 2004 present A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN breeding 2004 present A1
Ala Shan Redstart Phoenicurus alaschanicus NT breeding 2000 present A2, A3
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2004 20,000 individuals A4iii

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Xiaosuganhu Nature Reserve 3,500 protected area contained by site 3,500
Dunhuang Nature Reserve 3,441,170 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dasuganhu Nature Reserve 9,640 protected area contained by site 9,640


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western Qilian Shan mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2022.