People's Republic of China

Summary

  • Number of Flyway Network Sites: 19
  • Member since: 2008

China is a large country and supports habitats ranging from inland wetlands, supporting anatidae (swans, ducks and geese) and cranes among others, to many important coastal and offshore sites, supporting migratory shorebirds and seabirds.

Map of 19 sites 

Flyway Network Sites

Site Information

EAAF SiteCode Name of Site Site Information Sheet YEAR SIS Updated site photos View in Google Earth
EAAF002 Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve    n/a    View
EAAF003 Mai Po – Inner Deep Bay    n/a View  View
EAAF004 Shuangtai Hekou National Nature Reserve    n/a    View
EAAF005 Yancheng National Nature Reserve   SIS     2007*    View
EAAF006 Yellow River Delta National Nature Reserve    n/a    View
EAAF025 Poyang Hu Nature Reserve   SIS     2006* View  View
EAAF026 Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve    n/a    View
EAAF042 Sanjiang National Nature Reserve    n/a    View
EAAF043 YaluJiang National Nature Reserve    n/a    View
EAAF064 Dalai Hu National Nature Reserve   SIS     2000*    View
EAAF067 Cao Hai National Nature Reserve    n/a    View
EAAF068 Shengjin Hu National Nature Reserve   SIS      2005*    View
EAAF069 Xiang Hai National Nature Reserve    n/a    View
EAAF070 Zhalong National Nature Reserve SIS      2005*    View
EAAF082 Anqing Yangtze Riverine Wetland Nature Reserve SIS      2004*    View
EAAF083 Dashanbao Black-necked Crane National Nature Reserve    n/a    View
EAAF085 Hengshui Lake National Nature Reserve  SIS      2006*    View
EAAF086 Nandagang Wetland Nature Reserve  SIS     2006*    View
EAAF087 Nanjishan Wetland Nature Reserve  SIS      2006*    View

Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve

Location: Shanghai City

Coordinates (lat, long): 31.50000, 121.75000

Date of joining:  1996 November 25

Status: Nature Reserve

Area: 100,000 ha

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, Cranes

Important species

Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Numenius madgascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover), Tringa nebularia (Common Greenshank), Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover), Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh Sandpiper), Calidris acuminata (Sharp-tailed Sandpiper)

Mai Po - Inner Deep Bay

Location: Hong Kong SAR

Coordinates (lat, long): 22.5000, 114.0000

Date of joining:  1996 November 25

Status: National Nature Reserve

Area: 153000 ha

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae

Important species

Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Tringa nebularia (Common Greenshank), Tringa totanus (Common Redshank), Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover), Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet), Calidris pygmaea (Spoon-billed Sandpiper), Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Anas clypeata (Northern Shoveler), Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck), Anas penelope (Eurasian Wigeon), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Anas crecca (Common Teal)

Flickr photograph gallery for Mai Po:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eaafp/sets/72157632133113307/

WWF Official Mai Po Site:
http://www.wwf.org.hk/en/whatwedo/conservation/wetlands/managemaipo/

Shuangtai Hekou National Nature Reserve

Location: Liaoning Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 40.95000,  121.75000

Area: 80000 ha

Date of joining: 1996 November 25

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, and Others

Important species

Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit), Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Numenius madgascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel), Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher), Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sandplover), Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet), Calidris canutus (Red Knot), Limicola falcinellus (Broad-billed Sandpiper), Tringa totanus (Common Redshank), Grus grus (Eurasian Crane), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental Stork)

This site is also known as Panjin Shuangtaizi River mouth state-level nature protection area (盘锦双台子河口自然保护区) and is an important breeding site for Saunders's Gull.

Yancheng National Nature Reserve

Location: Jiangsu Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 33.48330,  120.66670

Area: 453,000 ha

Date of joining: 1997 March 7

Status: International Biosphere Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar, Biosphere, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, Cranes, and others

Important species

Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher), Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt), Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet), Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover), Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sandplover), Charadrius veredus (Oriental Plover), Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing), Vanellus cinereus (Grey-headed Lapwing), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Numenius madgascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Tringa totanus (Common Redshank), Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh Sandpiper), Tringa nebularia (Common Greenshank), Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank), Actitis hypoleucos (Common Sandpiper), Arenaria interpres (Ruddy Turnstone), Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Calidris canutus (Red Knot), Calidris alba (Sanderling), Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked Stint), Calidris temminckii (Temminck's Stint), Calidris subminuta (Long-toed Stint), Calidris acuminata (Sharp-tailed Sandpiper), Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Limicola falcinellus (Broad-billed Sandpiper), Glareola maldivarum (Oriental Pratincole), Pluvialis fulva Pacific (Golden Plover), Charadrius placidus (Long-billed Plover), Heteroscelus brevipes (Grey-tailed Tattler), Gallinago stenura (Pintail Snipe), Gallinago megala (Swinhoe's Snipe), Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit), Tringa ochropus (Green Sandpiper), Xenus cinereus (Terek Sandpiper), Calidris ferruginea (Curlew Sandpiper), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Anser anser (Greylag Goose), Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck), Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck), Aix galericulata (Mandarin Duck), Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard), Anas clypeata (Northern Shoveler), Anas penelope (Eurasian Wigeon), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Aythya baeri (Baer's Pochard), Bucephala clangula (Common Goldeneye), Mergellus albellus (Smew), Mergus squamatus (Scaly-sided Merganser), Mergus merganser (Goosander), Anser cygnoides (Swan Goose), Grus grus (Eurasian Crane), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork)

Find local website : http://yancheng.jiangsu.net/

Yellow River Delta National Nature Reserve

Location: Shandong Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 37.83333, 118.83333

Area: 153,000 ha

Date of joining: 1996 November 25

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae, Crane and Others

Important species

Anser cygnoides (Swan Goose), Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck), Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck), Aythya baeri (Baer's Pochard), Anser erythropus (Lesser White-fronted Goose), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Grus grus (Eurasian Crane), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Grus virgo (Demoiselle Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork)

Poyang Hu Nature Reserve

Location: Jiangxi Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 29.00000, 116.25000

Area: 22,400 ha

Date of joining: 1997 March 07

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, Cranes, and Others

Important species

Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing), Vanellus cinereus (Grey-headed Lapwing), Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Charadrius veredus (Oriental Plover), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Gallinago stenura (Pintail Snipe), Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet), Cygnus columbianus bewickii (Bewick's Swan or Tundra Swan), Anser cygnoid (Swan Goose), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Anas poecilorhyncha (Spot-billed Duck), Anser erythropus (Lesser White-fronted Goose), Anser anser (Greylag Goose), Chen caerulescens (Snow Goose), Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck), Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck), Anas falcata (Falcated Duck), Anas penelope (Eurasian Wigeon), Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard), Anas clypeata (Northern Shoveler), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Anas querquedula (Garganey), Aythya baeri (Baer's Pochard), Grus grus (Eurasian Crane), Grus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork), Platalea leucorodia (Eurasian Spoonbill), Pelecanus crispus (Dalmatian Pelican)

Xingkai Hu Nature Reserve

Location: Heilongjiang Province

Coordinates (lat, long) 45.25000, 132.03330

Area: 20,000 ha

Date of joining: 1997 March 07

Status: International Biosphere reserve

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, Biosphere

Important for Anatidae, Cranes

Important species

Cygnus cygnus (Whooper Swan), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Anser erythropus (Lesser White-fronted Goose), Anser anser (Greylag Goose), Aix galericulata (Mandarin Duck), Anas falcata (Falcated Duck), Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Aythya fuligula (Tufted Duck), Bucephala clangula (Common Goldeneye), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane)

Sanjiang National Nature Reserve

Location: Heilongjiang Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 47.95000, 134.38330

Area: 198,100 ha

Date of joining: 2002 June 20

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae, Cranes, and Others

Important species

Anser cygnoides (Swan Goose), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Anser anser (Greylag Goose), Anas acuta (Northern Pintail), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Anas falcata (Falcated Duck), Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard), Anas penelope (Eurasian Wigeon), Anas querquedula (Garganey), Anas clypeata (Northern Shoveler), Aythya baeri (Baer's Pochard), Aythya fuligula (Tufted Duck), Aix galericulata (Mandarin Duck), Bucephala clangula (Common Goldeneye), Mergellus albellus (Smew), Mergus merganser (Goosander), Mergus squamatus (Chinese Merganser), Cygnus cygnus (Whooper Swan), Grus virgo (White-naped Crane), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork)

YaluJiang National Nature Reserve

Location: Liaoning Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 39.82000, 124.11000

Area: 108,057 ha

Date of joining: 1999 May 14

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: No listings

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit), Limicola falcinellus (Broad-billed Sandpiper), Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Numenius madgascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Tringa nebularia (Common Greenshank), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Haematopus ostralegus (Eurasian Oystercatcher), Calidris canutus (Red Knot), Arenaria interpres (Ruddy Turnstone), Xenus cinereus (Terek Sandpiper), Numenius phaeopus (Whimbrel), Tringa glareola (Wood Sandpiper)

Dalai Hu National Nature Reserve

Location: Inner Mongolia

Coordinates (lat, long): 49.00000, 117.33333

Area: 747,300 ha

Date of joining: 2001 January 31

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, Biosphere

Important for Shorebirds, Cranese

Important species

Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing), Grus virgo (Demoiselle Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane)

Cao Hai National Nature Reserve

Location: Guizhou Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 26.83330, 104.25000

Area: 12,000 ha

Date of joining: 2002 June 20

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae

Important species

Anser indicus (Bar-headed Goose), Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck), Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck), Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard), Aythya nyroca (Ferruginous Duck), Mergus merganser (Goosander), Grus nigricollis (Black-necked Crane), Grus grus (Eurasian Crane)

Shengjin Hu National Nature Reserve

Location: Anhui Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 30.35000, 117.08330

Area: 33333.0 ha

Date of joining: 2002 June 20

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar,Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, Cranes, and Others

Important species

Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing), Tringa totanus (Common Redshank), Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet), Vanellus cinereus (Grey-headed Lapwing), Tringa ochropus (Green Sandpiper), Hydrophasianus chirurgus (Pheasant-tailed Jacana), Anser cygnoides (Swan Goose), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Grus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork)

Xiang Hai National Nature Reserve

Location: Jilin Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 45.08333, 122.33333

Area: 105,467.0 ha

Date of joining: 2002 June 20

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae, Cranes, and Others

Important species

Anas falcata (Falcated Duck), Grus virgo (Demoiselle Crane), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork)

Zhalong National Nature Reserve

Location: Helongjiang Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 47.00000, 124.21667

Area: 210,000 ha

Date of joining: 2002 June 20

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar,Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, Cranes

Important species

Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt), Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing), Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh Sandpiper), Glareola maldivarum (Oriental Pratincole), Anser indicus (Bar-headed Goose), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus leucogeranus ( Siberian Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane)

Anqing Yangtze Riverine Wetland Nature Reserve

Location: Anhui Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 30.01667, 116.10000

Area: 120000.0 ha

Date of joining: 2005 February 21

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, Cranes, and Others

Important species

Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet), Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Cygnus columbianus (Tundra Swan), Anser cygnoides (Swan Goose), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Grus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork), Platalea leucorodia (Eurasian Spoonbill), Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe), Ardea modesta (Eastern Great Egret)

Dashanbao Black-necked Crane National Nature Reserve

Location: Yunnan Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 27.38333, 103.26667

Area: 19200.0 ha

Date of joining: 2005 February 01

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae

Important species

Tadorna ferruginea (Ruddy Shelduck), Grus nigricollis (Black-necked Crane), Grus grus (Eurasian Crane)

Hengshui Lake National Nature Reserve

Location: Hebei Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 38.50000, 117.50000

Area: 1878700.0 ha

Date of joining: 2006 October 30

Status: National Nature Reserve

Other listings: No listings

Important for Shorebirds, Cranes

Important species

Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing), Vanellus cinereus (Grey-headed Lapwing), Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh Sandpiper), Tringa ochropus (Green Sandpiper), Actitis hypoleucos (Common Sandpiper), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Gallinago stenura (Pintail Snipe), Gallinago gallinago (Common Snipe), Calidris temminckii (Temminck’s Stint), Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt), Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet), Charadrius veredus (Oriental Plover), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Calidris acuminata (Sharp-tailed Sandpiper), Calidris ferruginea (Curlew Sandpiper), Grus grus (Eurasian Crane), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane)

Nandagang Wetland Nature Reserve

Location: Hebei Province

Coordinates(lat, long): 38.50000, 117.50000

Area: 13380.0 ha

Date of joining: 2006 October 30

Status: Wetland Nature Reserve

Other listings: Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, Cranes, and Others

Important species

Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt), Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Tringa totanus (Common Redshank), Tringa stagnatilis (Marsh Sandpiper), Xenus cinereus (Terek Sandpiper), Arenaria interpres (Ruddy Turnstone), Calidris acuminata (Sharp-tailed Sandpiper), Pluvialis fulva (Pacific Golden Plover), Actitis hypoleucos (Common Sandpiper), Xenus cinereus (Terek Sandpiper), Arenaria interpres (Ruddy Turnstone), Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked Stint), Calidris temminckii (Temminck’s Stint), Calidris ferruginea (Curlew Sandpiper), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Bucephala clangula (Common Goldeneye), Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose), Grus japonensis (Red-crowned Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Ciconia nigra (Black Stork), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork), Platalea leucorodia (Eurasian Spoonbill), Pelecanus crispus (Dalmatian Pelican)

Nanjishan Wetland Nature Reserve

Location: Jiangxi Province

Coordinates (lat, long): 28.90000, 116.26670

Area: 33000 ha

Date of joining: 2006 October 30

Status: Wetland Nature Reserve

Other listings: No listings

Important for Shorebirds, Anatidae, Cranes, and Others

Important species

Vanellus vanellus (Northern Lapwing), Vanellus cinereus (Grey-headed Lapwing), Tringa erythropus (Spotted Redshank), Calidris alpina (Dunlin), Recurvirostra avosetta (Pied Avocet), Anser fabalis (Bean Goose), Anser albifrons (Greater White-fronted Goose), Anser erythropus (Lesser White-fronted Goose), Cygnus columbianus (Tundra Swan), Anas crecca (Common Teal), Grus grus (Common Crane), Grus monacha (Hooded Crane), Grus vipio (White-naped Crane), Grus leucogeranus (Siberian Crane), Ciconia boyciana (Oriental or White Stork), Platalea leucorodia (Eurasian Spoonbill)

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