Central Cebu (including Tabunan)

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 Spinetail Mearnsia picina NT resident 1990-1999 present A2
Rufous-lored Kingfisher Todiramphus winchelli VU resident 1990-1999 present A1
Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia CR resident 1900-1949 present A1
Blackish Cicadabird Edolisoma coerulescens LC resident 1999 present A2
Streak-breasted Bulbul Hypsipetes siquijorensis EN resident 1999 present A1, A2
Black Shama Copsychus cebuensis EN resident 1990-1999 uncommon A1, A2
Philippine Leafbird Chloropsis flavipennis VU resident 1999 present A1, A2
Cebu Flowerpecker Dicaeum quadricolor CR resident 1992 4 individuals 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)
Sudlon National Park 605 protected area overlaps with site 0
Central Cebu Protected Landscape 29,062 protected area overlaps with site 9,176


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: Central Cebu (including Tabunan). Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.