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.
Non-bird biodiversity: No information.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Xining. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.