Balabac Island

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
Grey Imperial-pigeon Ducula pickeringii VU resident 1900-1919 present A1, A2
Palawan Scops-owl Otus fuliginosus NT resident 1970-1979 present A2
Palawan Hornbill Anthracoceros marchei VU resident 1960-1969 present A1, A2
Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia CR resident 1990-1999 present A1
Blue-headed Racquet-tail Prioniturus platenae VU resident 1880-1900 present A1, A2
Palawan Tit Pardaliparus amabilis NT resident 1950-1980 present A2
Melodious Babbler Malacopteron palawanense NT resident 1900-1930 present A2
Ashy-headed Babbler Pellorneum cinereiceps LC resident 1950-1980 present A2
White-vented Shama Kittacincla nigra LC resident 1950-1980 present A2
Palawan Blue-flycatcher Cyornis lemprieri NT resident 1950-1980 present A2
Yellow-throated Leafbird Chloropsis palawanensis LC resident 1950-1980 present A2
Palawan Flowerpecker Prionochilus plateni LC resident 1950-1980 present A2

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)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Balabac Island. Downloaded from on 08/12/2022.