LA012
Dong Ampham


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2003 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
Bar-backed Partridge Arborophila brunneopectus LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Green-legged Partridge Tropicoperdix chloropus LC resident 2001 common A3
Grey Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Yellow-vented Green-pigeon Treron seimundi LC resident 2001 common A3
Austen's Brown Hornbill Anorrhinus austeni NT resident 2001 frequent A3
Necklaced Barbet Psilopogon auricularis LC resident 2001 rare A3
Red-vented Barbet Psilopogon lagrandieri LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Green-eared Barbet Psilopogon faiostrictus LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Lineated Barbet Psilopogon lineatus LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Moustached Barbet Psilopogon incognitus LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Pale-headed Woodpecker Gecinulus grantia LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Blue Pitta Hydrornis cyaneus LC resident 2001 common A3
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii LC resident 2001 rare A3
Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua LC resident 2001 common A3
Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Grey-crowned Tit Aegithalos annamensis LC resident 2001 common A3
Grey-faced Tit-babbler Mixornis kelleyi LC resident 2001 frequent A2, A3
Streaked Wren-babbler Gypsophila brevicaudata LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Mountain Fulvetta Alcippe peracensis LC resident 2001 frequent A3
Black-hooded Laughingthrush Garrulax milleti LC resident 2001 frequent A2, A3
White-cheeked Laughingthrush Pterorhinus vassali LC resident 2001 frequent A2
Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Hainan Blue-flycatcher Cyornis hainanus LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Greyish-crowned Leafbird Chloropsis lazulina LC resident 2001 unknown A3
Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna LC resident 2001 common A3
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata LC resident 2001 frequent A3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2003).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 not assessed medium low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset good

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - large dams likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Not assessed low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Dong Ampham National Biodiversity Conservation Area 200,000 protected area contains site 180,222

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Dry evergreen forest (tropical), Semi-evergreen rain forest (tropical) -
Artificial/Terrestrial Abandoned farmland, disturbed ground -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
agriculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dong Ampham. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/dong-ampham-iba-laos on 03/12/2023.