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Table 2 The 26 sites where waterbird species meeting the Ramsar 1 % population criterion have been recorded at least once during the 2005–2013 surveys

From: Identification of coastal wetlands of international importance for waterbirds: a review of China Coastal Waterbird Surveys 2005–2013

Survey sites Waterbird species meeting the 1 % criterion Total number of species meeting the 1 % criterion
Yalu Jiang estuarine wetland (YLJ), Liaoning Common Shelduck, Common Merganser, Hooded Crane, Far Eastern Oystercatcher, Grey Plover, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Far Eastern Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Common Greenshank, Spotted Greenshank, Terek Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Great Knot, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Dunlin, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saunders’s Gull, Relict Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Chinese Egret 24
Shuangtaizihekou National Nature Reserve (STZ), Liaoning Bean Goose, Common Shelduck, Siberian Crane, Red-crowned Crane, Oriental White Stork, Far Eastern Oystercatcher, Grey Plover, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Far Eastern Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Great Knot, Red Knot, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Saunders’s Gull, Relict Gull, Great Cormorant 22
Tianjin coast (TJ) Tundra Swan, Baer’s Pochard, Smew, Common Merganser, Oriental White Stork, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Grey Plover, Asian Dowitcher, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Far Eastern Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Common Greenshank, Red Knot, Temminck’s Stint, Saunders’s Gull, Relict Gull, Caspian Tern, Little Tern 20
Cangzhou coast (CZ), Hebei Bean Goose, Graylag Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Shelduck, Falcated Duck, Baer’s Pochard, Smew, White-naped Crane, Common Crane, Oriental White Stork, Far Eastern Oystercatcher, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Grey Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Far Eastern Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Red Knot, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Saunders’s Gull, Relict Gull, Dalmatian Pelican, Great Crested Grebe 29
Yellow River Delta (YRD), Shandong Whooper Swan, Mute Swan, Tundra Swan, Bean Goose, Graylag Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Spot-billed Duck, Falcated Duck, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard, Smew, Common Merganser, Siberian Crane, White-naped Crane, Common Crane, Hooded Crane, Red-crowned Crane, Black Stork, Oriental White Stork, Far Eastern Oystercatcher, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Grey Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Little Curlew, Eurasian Curlew, Far Eastern Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Red Knot, Dunlin, Saunders’s Gull, Caspian Tern, Common Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Black-headed Gull, Great Cormorant, Eurasian Spoonbill , Dalmatian Pelican, Great Crested Grebe 42
Lianyungang coast (LYG), Jiangsu Falcated Duck, Red-crowned Crane, Far Eastern Oystercatcher, Pied Avocet, Grey Plover, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Asian Dowitcher, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Terek Sandpiper, Great Knot, Red Knot, Sanderling, Red-necked Stint, Long-toed Stint, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saunders’s Gull, Relict Gull, Chinese Egret, Dalmatian Pelican 26
Rudong coast (RD), Jiangsu Far Eastern Oystercatcher, Grey Plover, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Far Eastern Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Spotted Greenshank, Terek Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint, Long-toed Stint, Dunlin, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saunders’s Gull, Common Tern 17
Dongtai coast (DT), Jiangsu Spotted Greenshank, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Dalmatian Pelican 3
Dongling coast (DL), Rudong, Jiangsu Far Eastern Oystercatcher, Grey Plover, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Spotted Greenshank, Great Knot, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Saunders’s Gull 9
Nanhui coast (NH), Shanghai Falcated Duck, Spotted Redshank, Red-necked Stint, Chinese Egret 4
Minjiang Estuary National Nature Reserve (MJE), Fujian Swan Goose, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Terek Sandpiper, Sanderling, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Chinese Crested Tern, Common Tern, Black-faced Spoonbill 10
Quanzhou Bay (QZB), Fujian Kentish Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Terek Sandpiper, Grey-tailed Tattler, Sanderling, Saunders’s Gull 8
Dadeng Island and Weitou Bay (DWB), Fujian Greater Sand Plover, Whimbrel, Spotted Greenshank, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Saunders’s Gull, Caspian Tern, Great Cormorant 8
Haifeng Nature Reserve (HF), Guangdong Northern Pintail, Spotted Redshank, Great Cormorant, Great Egret, Black-faced Spoonbill, Dalmatian Pelican 6
Deep Bay, Shenzhen side (SZ) Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Pied Avocet, Kentish Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Spotted Redshank, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Great Cormorant, Black-faced Spoonbill 11
Deep Bay, Hong Kong side (HK) Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Tufted Duck, Pied Avocet, Kentish Plover, Asian Dowitcher, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Spotted Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Great Cormorant, Great Egret, Black-faced Spoonbill, Dalmatian Pelican, Great Crested Grebe 18
Zhuanghe Bay (ZHB), Liaoning Eurasian Curlew, Far Eastern Curlew, Relict Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Mew Gull, Chinese Egret, Black-faced Spoonbill 7
Jinzhou Bay (JZB), Liaoning Yellow-legged Gull 1
Chongming Dongtan National Nature Reserve (CMDT), Shanghai Baikal Teal, Black-faced Spoonbill 2
Jiuduansha Wetland National Nature Reserve (JDS), Shanghai Lesser Sand Plover 1
Wenzhou Bay (WZB), Zhejiang Saunders’s Gull, Dalmatian Pelican 2
Xinghua Bay (XHB), Fujian Saunders’s Gull, Black-faced Spoonbill 2
Xitou coast (XT), Guangdong Lesser Sand Plover, Spoon-billed Sandpiper 2
Nansha Wetland (NS), Guangdong Pied Avocet 1
Dongfang Nature Reserve (DF), Hainan Black-faced Spoonbill 1
Beihai coast (BH), Guangxi Greater Sand Plover 1