Site description (2007 baseline):
Site location and context
The swiftlet cave holds the largest breeding population of the Island Swiftlet on Kosrae. It is also featured in local legends.
The swiftlet cave holds the largest breeding population of the Island Swiftlet on Kosrae.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
A quarry has been sited next to the cave. The cave is near the main road and developed areas, so further encroachment could pose a future threat.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Wiya Swiftlet Cave. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/wiya-swiftlet-cave-iba-micronesia-federated-states-of on 02/12/2023.