Xilin Gol Nature Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC unknown 1989 20,000 individuals A4i
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU passage 2003 15,000 individuals A1, A4i
Common Coot Fulica atra LC unknown 2008 30,000 individuals A4i
White-naped Crane Grus vipio VU unknown 1993 7,000 individuals A1, A4i
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU breeding 2003 present A1
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown 2008 present 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)
Xilinguolecaoyuan Nature Reserve 1,078,600 is identical to site 1,078,600
Xilin Gol Natural Steppe Protected Area UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 1,077,450 is identical to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xilin Gol Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 05/07/2022.