Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii (2009)
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Area: 222,488 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve includes the northern part of Xingkai Hu (known as Lake Khanka in Russia), where the ratio of open water to wetlands is 5:1. The coniferous and broadleaf mixed forests by the lake shores are utilized by forest birds.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: The core area is the natural range of Nycterentes pyocyonoides and Ondatra zibethicus. Nationally protected plants include Pinus takahasii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.