Xijin Reservoir is located on the Yu Jiang river, and was constructed to generate hydro-power, and for transportation, irrigation and flood control. The IBA includes the reservoir and associated peninsula and islets. The shallow water areas of the reservoir have luxurient water plants. The areas adjacent to the reservoir have secondary forest, pine plantation, scrub, gardens and agricultural land.
Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Python molurus, Viverricula indica, Muntiacus muntjac and Prionodon pardicolor.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xijin Reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020.