Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Hong Kong

Inner Deep Bay and Shenzhen River catchment

  • Coordinates: 22 29 E 114 2 N
  • Altitude: 0-10 m
  • Area: 3150 ha
  • Habitats: Artificial landscapes (terrestrial); Wetlands ( coastal)
  • Threatened species: Dalmatian Pelican, Chinese Egret, Oriental White Stork, Black-faced Spoonbill, Spotted Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Normann's Greenshank, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Saunders's Gull, Styanˇ¦s Warbler, Manchurian Reed Warbler, Japanese Yellow Bunting
  • Congregatory waterbirds: Dalmatian Pelican, Great Cormorant, Chinese Egret, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Black-faced Spoonbill, Common Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Grey Plover, Kentish Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Black-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew, Spotted Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Normann's Greenshank, Terek Sandpiper, Asian Dowitcher, Dunlin, Curlew Sandpiper, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Black-headed Gull, Saunders's Gull

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Aerial photo of Inner Deep Bay and Shenzhen River catchment (Photo: Samuel Hung)

Black-faced Spoonbill
Status: Endangered
Location: Inner and outer Deep Bay area
(Photo: Henry Lui)
Imperial Eagle
Status: Vulnerable
Location: Deep Bay area and Long Valley
(Photo: Henry Lui)
Japanese Yellow Bunting
Status: Vulnerable
Location: Long Valley
(Photo: Tam Yiu Leung)

BirdLife International IBA DATA FORM (in PDF format)

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Overview of the inventory

Key habitats and birds

Inner Deey Bay and Shenzhen River Catchment

Tai Po Kau, Shing Mun, Tai Mo Shan

Conservation infrastructure and protected area system

Looking forward

Summary of IBA in Asia (in PDF format, 2.2Mb)

Press release (Hong Kong): 18 Nov 2004

Press release (BirdLife, global): 18 Nov 2004

News reports and relevent news