Mount Guiting-guiting Natural Park

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
Philippine Duck Anas luzonica VU resident 1972 200 individuals A1
Spotted Imperial-pigeon Ducula carola VU resident 1900-1919 present A1
Mantanani Scops-owl Otus mantananensis NT resident 1970-1979 present A2
Rufous-lored Kingfisher Todiramphus winchelli VU resident 1990-1999 present A1
Celestial Monarch Hypothymis coelestis VU resident 1880-1900 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)
Sibuyan Island Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve 45,760 protected area contains site 15,700
Mount Guiting Guiting Natural Park 15,265 protected area contains site 15,344


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: Mount Guiting-guiting Natural Park. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.