NP001
Annapurna Conservation Area


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis LC resident 1989 rare A3
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis LC resident 1989 present A3
Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa LC resident 1989 present A3
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra NT resident 2002 uncommon A1, A3
Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Koklass Pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii VU resident 2002 frequent A1, A2, A3
Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae LC resident 1989 present A3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 2002 uncommon A1
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota LC resident 2002 present A3
Speckled Woodpigeon Columba hodgsonii LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus LC unknown 1989 unknown A3
Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii LC resident 2002 present A3
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU breeding 1989 rare A1, A3
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus CR resident 2004 rare A1
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 1989 common A3
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis CR resident 2002 rare A1
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris CR breeding 2002 rare A1
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT winter 2002 rare A1
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU passage 2002 frequent A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 2002 rare A1
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus NT passage 2002 rare A1
Pallas's Fish-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus EN passage 2002 rare A1
Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Golden-throated Barbet Psilopogon franklinii LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus NT resident 1989 uncommon A3
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis LC resident 1989 rare A3
Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 2002 uncommon A1
Slaty-headed Parakeet Himalayapsitta himalayana LC resident 1989 common A3
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Black-headed Shrike-babbler Pteruthius rufiventer LC resident 1989 rare A3
Green Shrike-babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris LC resident 1989 rare A3
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos LC unknown 1989 unknown A3
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae LC resident 1989 common A3
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1989 common A3
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris LC resident 1989 common A3
Black-headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps LC breeding 2000 uncommon A3
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous-naped Tit Periparus rufonuchalis LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris LC resident 1989 common A3
Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous LC resident 1989 common A3
Ground Tit Pseudopodoces humilis LC breeding 1989 present A3
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus LC resident 1989 common A3
Coal Tit Periparus ater LC resident 1989 common A3
Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera LC resident 1989 common A3
Nepal Cupwing Pnoepyga immaculata LC resident 1989 rare A2, A3
Scaly-breasted Cupwing Pnoepyga albiventer LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalense LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Striated Bulbul Alcurus striatus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus LC resident 1989 common A3
Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys LC resident 1989 common A3
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher LC resident 1989 common A3
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis LC resident 1989 common A3
Smoky Warbler Phylloscopus fuligiventer LC breeding 1989 rare A3
Tickell's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus affinis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Grey-cheeked Warbler Phylloscopus poliogenys LC resident 1989 rare A3
Large-billed Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Grey-hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoschistos LC resident 1989 common A3
Grey-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Chestnut-crowned Bush-warbler Cettia major LC breeding 1989 rare A3
Grey-sided Bush-warbler Cettia brunnifrons LC resident 1989 common A3
Chestnut-headed Tesia Cettia castaneocoronata LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Hume's Bush-warbler Horornis brunnescens LC breeding 1989 rare A3
Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Aberrant Bush-warbler Horornis flavolivaceus LC resident 1989 common A3
White-browed Tit-warbler Leptopoecile sophiae LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
White-throated Tit Aegithalos niveogularis LC winter 1989 rare A2
Red-headed Tit Aegithalos iredalei LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous-fronted Tit Aegithalos iouschistos LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Fire-tailed Myzornis Myzornis pyrrhoura LC resident 1989 rare A3
Golden-breasted Fulvetta Lioparus chrysotis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
White-browed Fulvetta Fulvetta vinipectus LC resident 1989 common A3
Great Parrotbill Conostoma aemodium LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Brown Parrotbill Cholornis unicolor LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Fulvous Parrotbill Suthora fulvifrons LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Rufous-vented Yuhina Yuhina occipitalis LC resident 1989 common A3
Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis LC resident 1989 common A3
Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler Pomatorhinus superciliaris LC resident 1989 rare A3
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler Erythrogenys erythrogenys LC resident 1989 common A3
Black-chinned Babbler Cyanoderma pyrrhops LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Rufous-capped Babbler Cyanoderma ruficeps LC unknown 1989 unknown A3
Yellow-throated Fulvetta Schoeniparus cinereus LC unknown 1989 unknown A3
Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Striated Laughingthrush Grammatoptila striata LC resident 1989 common A3
Himalayan Cutia Cutia nipalensis LC resident 1989 rare A3
Spiny Babbler Acanthoptila nipalensis LC resident 1989 frequent A2, A3
Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush Garrulax rufogularis LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Grey-sided Laughingthrush Garrulax caerulatus LC resident 1989 rare A3
Streaked Laughingthrush Trochalopteron lineatum LC resident 1989 common A3
White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis LC resident 1989 common A3
Scaly Laughingthrush Trochalopteron subunicolor LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Blue-winged Laughingthrush Trochalopteron squamatum LC resident 1989 rare A3
Variegated Laughingthrush Trochalopteron variegatum LC resident 1989 common A3
Black-faced Laughingthrush Trochalopteron affine LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata LC resident 1989 common A3
Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Rufous-backed Sibia Leioptila annectens LC unknown 2002 unknown A3
Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Hoary-throated Barwing Sibia nipalensis LC resident 1989 frequent A2, A3
Blue-winged Minla Siva cyanouroptera LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Bar-throated Minla Chrysominla strigula LC resident 1989 common A3
Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni LC unknown 1989 unknown A3
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana LC resident 1989 frequent A3
White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis LC resident 1989 common A3
Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Long-billed Thrush Zoothera monticola LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Zoothera mollissima NR breeding 2000 frequent A3
Pied Thrush Geokichla wardii LC breeding 2000 uncommon A3
Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea LC breeding 1989 rare A3
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara LC resident 1989 common A3
Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
White-gorgeted Flycatcher Anthipes monileger LC resident 1989 rare A3
Gould's Shortwing Heteroxenicus stellatus LC breeding 2000 rare A3
Indian Blue Robin Larvivora brunnea LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
White-bellied Redstart Hodgsonius phaenicuroides LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Himalayan Rubythroat Calliope pectoralis LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
White-tailed Blue Robin Myiomela leucura LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Rufous-breasted Bush-robin Tarsiger hyperythrus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
White-browed Bush-robin Tarsiger indicus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Golden Bush-robin Tarsiger chrysaeus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata LC resident 1989 common A3
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris LC breeding 1989 common A3
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Ficedula ruficauda LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephala LC resident 1989 frequent A3
White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Blue-capped Rock-thrush Monticola cinclorhyncha LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanozanthum LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Black-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla adamsi LC resident 1989 present A3
White-rumped Snowfinch Onychostruthus taczanowskii LC resident 2002 present A3
Plain-backed Snowfinch Pyrgilauda blanfordi LC resident 2002 present A3
Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos LC resident 1989 rare A3
White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Scarlet Finch Carpodacus sipahi LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus LC resident 1989 common A3
Dark-rumped Rosefinch Carpodacus edwardsii LC unknown 2002 unknown A3
Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochroa LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Spot-winged Rosefinch Carpodacus rodopeplus LC resident 2002 frequent A3
Vinaceous Rosefinch Carpodacus vinaceus LC breeding 1989 rare A3
Himalayan White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus thura LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Spectacled Finch Callacanthis burtoni LC resident 1989 uncommon A2, A3
Gold-naped Finch Pyrrhoplectes epauletta LC resident 1989 rare A3
Dark-breasted Rosefinch Procarduelis nipalensis LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC resident 1989 common A3
Brandt's Mountain-finch Leucosticte brandti LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Chloris spinoides LC resident 1989 common A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 high very unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Catreus wallichii Cheer Pheasant 98 37 breeding pairs 38 very unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lake Cluster of Pokhara Valley Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 26,106 protected area overlaps with site 0
Annapurna संरक्षण क्षेत्र 762,900 protected area overlaps with site 762,900

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Grassland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Annapurna Conservation Area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2021.