Xishui Nature Reserve

Site description (2009 baseline):

Site location and context
Located in Xishui County, northern Guizhou. It is the largest nature reserve in Guizhou. Located between the northern slope of the Guizhou Plateau and the Sichuan Basin, the IBA has broadleaf evergreen forest, coniferous forest, mixed forest, secondary scrub and montane grassland.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Footprints of South China Tiger were seen until 2000.

Conservation responses/actions for key biodiversity
Established as a county-level nature reserve in 1992, and upgraded to a provincial-level nature reserve in 1994 and to a national nature reserve in 1997.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Xishui Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 21/09/2023.