Yinchuan plain

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2009

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Swan Goose Anser cygnoid VU winter 2003 present A1
Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus EN winter 2003 present A1
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri CR passage 1990 < 50 individuals A1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU passage 1960-1969 100 individuals A1

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Desert -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Yinchuan plain. Downloaded from on 01/12/2022.