Batanes Islands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Taiwan Green-pigeon Treron formosae NT resident 1991 uncommon A2
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU passage 1985 present A1
Ryukyu Scops-owl Otus elegans NT resident 1990-1999 frequent A2
Short-crested Monarch Hypothymis helenae NT resident 1900-1930 common A2
Yellow Bunting Emberiza sulphurata LC winter 1991 present A1

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Batanes Islands. Downloaded from on 02/10/2022.