Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A3 (2009)
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Area: 1,008,000 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Located in eastern Qinghai on the lower reaches of the Huangshui He river, south of the Datong He river and east of Qinghai Hu lake (CN156). The IBA has a temperate, semi-arid alpine climate. It is a relatively populated area with agricultural and herding economies, and it is also the most industrialised part of Qinghai.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: No information.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xining. Downloaded from on 09/08/2020.