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Chongming Dongtan State-level Birds Nature Reserve
Address：Dongwang Avenue, Dongtan, Chongming Island, Shanghai
Located at the estuary of Yangtze River, Chongming Dongtan State-level Birds Nature Reserve covers an area of 241.55 square kilometers at the eastern end of Chongming Island, which makes it one of the most typical estuary-type tidal mudflat wetlands of the largest scale in China. The nature reserve is an eco-sensitive area of international significance. As an important part of the migratory routes of avian migrants in the Asia-Pacific Region, the reserve plays a crucial role in maintaining the life process of the migrant bird population. Besides, it serves as a salient migration pathway and breeding place for aquatic life that inhabits the Yangtze River system as well as the waters near the coast of East China Sea.
In 1999, the nature reserve was officially accepted by the Wetlands International-Asia Pacific as a member of the East Asia-Australia Network for Wading-Bird Protection Areas. In 2002, Chongming Dongtan was listed into the Directory of World Major Wetlands by the secretariat of Wetland Convention.
At present, Chongming Dongtan maintains 290 kinds of birds in record, among which cranes, herons, geese, ducks, waders and gulls are major waterfowl species. According to statistics, more than 1 million migrant birds inhabit or pass through Chongming Dongtan Wetland every year.
Opening time: All year round
Yangtze River Tunnel-Bridge - Chenhai Road (towards Dongtan Wetland Park) - turn left on Beichen Road