University of the Philippines Land Grants (Pakil and Real)

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Luzon Bleeding-heart Gallicolumba luzonica NT resident 1992 present A2
Cream-bellied Fruit-dove Ramphiculus merrilli NT resident 1977 present A2
Rufous Coucal Centropus unirufus NT resident 1992 present A2
Red-crested Malkoha Dasylophus superciliosus LC resident 1992 present A2
Scale-feathered Malkoha Lepidogrammus cumingi LC resident 1992 present A2
Japanese Night-heron Gorsachius goisagi VU winter 1971 present A1
Spotted Buttonquail Turnix ocellatus LC resident 1992 present A2
Luzon Buttonquail Turnix worcesteri DD resident 1984 present A2
Philippine Eagle-owl Bubo philippensis VU resident 1992 present A1
North Philippine Hawk-eagle Nisaetus philippensis EN resident 1992 present A1
Luzon Hornbill Penelopides manillae LC resident 1992 present A2
North Philippine Dwarf-kingfisher Ceyx melanurus VU resident 1990 present A1
Whiskered Pitta Erythropitta kochi NT resident 1964 present A1, A2
Blackish Cicadabird Edolisoma coerulescens LC resident 1992 present A2
Celestial Monarch Hypothymis coelestis VU resident 1983 present A1, A2
Grey-backed Tailorbird Orthotomus derbianus LC resident 1992 present A2
Streaked Reed-warbler Acrocephalus sorghophilus CR winter 1971 present A1
Robsonius rabori NR resident 1992 present A2
Golden-crowned Babbler Sterrhoptilus dennistouni NT resident 1977 present A2
Ashy-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa randi VU resident 1992 present A1, A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Unnamed National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary and Game Preserve (PD 1636) National Park 46,310 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: University of the Philippines Land Grants (Pakil and Real). Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.