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Table 3 Sites of international importance for waterbirds and their current protection status

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

Name of survey site Latitude (N) Longitude (E) Area covered Main habitat types Protection status
Yalu Jiang estuarine wetland (YLJ), Liaoning 39°51′ 124°11′ Yalu Jiang Estuary National Nature Reserve Intertidal mudflat and aquaculture pond National Nature Reserve
39°52′ 124°13′ Yalu Jiang West + Ash pond Intertidal mudflat, ash storage pool  
40°24′ 124°48′ Yalu River in Dandong River  
40°01′ 124°00′ Helong Reservoir Reservoir and rice field  
Zhuanghe Bay (ZHB), Liaoning 39°40′ 123°00′ Zhuanghe river mouth + Geli Island Intertidal mudflat, aquaculture pond  
39°36′ 122°54′ Zhuanghe Port + Xiaotangfu Village Intertidal mudflat, aquaculture pond  
Jinzhou Bay (JZB), Liaoning 39°06′ 121°40′ Maoyingzi Dumping Area Intertidal mudflat, dumping area  
Shuangtaizihekou National Nature Reserve (STZ), Liaoning 40°50′ 121°30′ Shuangtaizihekou National Nature Reserve Intertidal mudflat and pond National Nature Reserve
Ramsar Site
Tianjin coast (TJ) 38°46′ 117°35′ Beidagang Wetland Provincial Nature Reserve Reservoir and pond Provincial Nature Reserve
38°50′ 117°37′ Coast from Qingtuozi to Tangjiahekou Intertidal mudflat  
Cangzhou coast (CZ), Hebei 38°23′ 117°41′ Nandagang Wetland and Bird Provincial Nature Reserve Reservoir Provincial Nature Reserve
38°31′ 117°39′ Coast of Huanghua Port and Huanghua Intertidal mudflat and pond  
38°11′ 117°44′ Haixing Wetland and Bird Provincial Nature Reserve Reservoir, lake, intertidal mudflat Provincial Nature Reserve
Yellow River Delta (YRD), Shandong 38°00′ 118°50′ Yellow River Delta National Nature Reserve Intertidal mudflat, reed field, pond National Nature Reserve
Ramsar Site
37°29′ 118°51′ Guangbei Reservoir + coastal mudflat Reservoir and intertidal mudflat  
37°23′ 118°49′ Swan Lake Lake  
Lianyungang coast (LYG), Jiangsu 34°47′ 119°14′ Linhong mouth Intertidal mudflat and aquaculture pond  
34°31′ 119°38′ Liezi mouth Intertidal mudflat and aquaculture pond  
Dongtai coast (DT), Jiangsu 32°45′ 120°57′ Tiaozini Reclamation District, Jianggang, Dongtai Intertidal mudflat, reclamation district  
Rudong coast (RD), Jiangsu 32°34′ 121°02′ Xiaoyangkou, Rudong Intertidal mudflat  
32°30′ 121°10′ Fengli Town, Rudong Intertidal mudflat  
Dongling coast (DL), Rudong, Jiangsu 32°13′ 121°27′ Dongling Kuqu Industrial Area Intertidal mudflat, aquaculture pond  
Nanhui coast (NH), Shanghai 30°55′ 121°57′ Eastern tidal flat of Nanhui Intertidal mudflat and reed field  
Chongming Dongtan National Nature Reserve (CMDT), Shanghai 31°30′ 121°58′ Chongming Dongtan Bird National Nature Reserve Intertidal mudflat, reed field National Nature Reserve
Ramsar Site
Jiuduansha Wetland National Nature Reserve (JDS), Shanghai 31°11′ 122°02′ Jiuduansha Wetland National Nature Reserve Intertidal mudflat National Nature Reserve
Wenzhou Bay (WZB), Zhejiang 27°56′ 120°52′ Wenzhou Bay Reclamation pond, intertidal mudflat  
Minjiang Estuary National Nature Reserve (MJE), Fujian 26°00′ 120°00′ Minjiang Estuary National Nature Reserve Intertidal mudflat National Nature Reserve
Xinghua Bay (XHB), Fujian 25°28′ 119°12′ Jiangkou town, Hanjiang district, Putian Intertidal mudflat, aquaculture pond  
Quanzhou Bay (QZB), Fujian 24°50′ 118°46′ Quanzhou Bay and Jinjiang Estuary Intertidal mudflat, pond  
Dadeng Island and Weitou Bay (DWB), Fujian 24°32′ 118°32′ Dadeng Island in Xiamen and Weitou Bay in Quanzhou Intertidal mudflat and saltworks  
Haifeng Nature Reserve (HF), Guangdong 22°52′ 115°19′ Haifeng Bird Provincial Nature Reserve Intertidal mudflat, mangrove and aquaculture pond Provincial Nature Reserve
Deep Bay, Shenzhen side (SZ) 22°32′ 114°00′ Shenzhen side of Deep Bay, including Futian National Nature Reserve Intertidal mudflat, mangrove and aquaculture pond National Nature Reserve
Deep Bay, Hong Kong side (HK) 22°30′ 114°00′ Hong Kong side of Shenzhen Bay(Deep Bay), including Mai Po Nature Reserve Intertidal mudflat, aquaculture pond and mangrove National Nature Reserve Ramsar Site
Nansha Wetland (NS), Guangdong 22°36′ 113°40′ Nansha Wetland Park Ponds, mangrove Wetland Park
Xitou coast (XT), Guangdong 21°37′ 111°47′ Coast of Santouzui Village, Xitou, Yangxi county Intertidal mudflat, mangrove and aquaculture pond  
Dongfang Nature Reserve (DF), Hainan 19°13′ 108°39′ Coast of Sibi villiage, Sigeng, Dongfang City Intertidal mudflat, mangrove Provincial Nature Reserve
Beihai coast (BH), Guangxi 21°24′ 109°11′ Coast of Yintan and Daguansha, Beihai Intertidal mudflat, aquaculture pond and mangrove