Buguey wetlands

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 1986 1,000-2,499 individuals A1, A4i
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia LC non-breeding 1986 common A4i
Schrenck's Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus LC winter 1986 common A4i
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC non-breeding 1986 common A4i
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC winter 1986 common A4i
North Philippine Hawk-eagle Nisaetus philippensis EN resident 1880-1900 present A1

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


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Buguey wetlands. Downloaded from on 21/02/2024.