|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2007||medium||not assessed||not assessed|
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The proposed Alamagan Island IBA is one of only two islands with extant populations of Nightingale Reed Warblers. The interior of the island has steep slopes cut by steep ravines; other areas are grassland or bare lava flows.
The entire island of Alamagan (Figure 18) is proposed as an IBA under A1 and A2 criteria, specifically for its population of Nightingale Reed Warblers. The island is also home to Micronesian Megapodes, White-throated Ground-Doves, Collared Kingfishers, Micronesian Starlings, and Micronesian Honeyeaters. Currently, populations of Nightingale Reed Warblers are found only on Saipan and Alamagan (DFW, 2007a), with approximately 100 pairs residing on Alamagan. Although Micronesian Megapodes and Nightingale Reed-Warblers prefer to use forested areas, the entire island is proposed as an IBA due to its small size.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alamagan Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/02/2023.