Xunbiela He Nature Reserve

Country/territory: China (mainland)

IBA criteria met: A1 (2009)
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Area: 45,000 ha

Site description (2009 baseline)
Located in Xunke County. Xunbiela He is a tributary of the middle reaches of the Heilongjiang River, with a length of 279 km. The total area of the river basin is 15,738 km2.

Key biodiversity

Non-bird biodiversity: Nationally protected animals include Cervus elaphus, Alces alces, Selenarctos thibetanus, Ursus arctos, Felis lynx, Lutra lutra, Felis bengalensis and Lepus timidus. Important plants include Pinus koraisensis, Picea sp., Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica, Quercus mongolica and Fraxinus mandshurica. The IBA is a major spawning ground for fish Oncorhynchus spp.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Xunbiela He Nature Reserve. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.