Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii VU resident 2002 present A1, A2
Ward's Trogon Harpactes wardi NT resident 2002 present A2
Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis VU resident 2002 present A1
Broad-billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni LC resident 2002 present A2
White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri LC resident 2002 present A2
Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre VU resident 2002 present A1, A2
Beautiful Sibia Heterophasia pulchella LC resident 2002 present A2
Hoary-throated Barwing Sibia nipalensis LC resident 2002 present A2
Streak-throated Barwing Sibia waldeni LC resident 2002 present A2
Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa VU resident 2002 present A1
Rusty-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra NT resident 2002 present A1, A2

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Conservation

IBA conservation status - summary
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 low not assessed medium
Was the whole site assessed? no Condition (state) assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Condition of the site (state), by habitat
Habitat Habitat detail Reference area (ha) Actual area (ha) Habitat quantity (% remaining) Habitat quality (carrying capacity) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Conservation actions taken at the site (response)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Unknown medium
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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary 10,000 protected area overlaps with site 10,000
Eagle Nest Sanctuary 21,700 protected area overlaps with site 21,700


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.