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
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 Areas factsheet: Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 01/02/2023.