Iglit - Baco Mountains

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 1991 74 individuals A1
Mindoro Bleeding-heart Gallicolumba platenae CR resident 1960-1969 present A1, A2
Mindoro Imperial-pigeon Ducula mindorensis EN resident 1990-1999 present A1, A2
Black-hooded Coucal Centropus steerii CR resident 1970-1979 present A1, A2
Mindoro Scops-owl Otus mindorensis NT resident 1990-1999 present A2
Mindoro Hornbill Penelopides mindorensis EN resident 1990-1999 present A1, A2
Luzon Water-redstart Phoenicurus bicolor NT resident 1960-1969 present A1, A2
Scarlet-collared Flowerpecker Dicaeum retrocinctum VU resident 1990-1999 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)
Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park National Park 75,445 protected area overlaps with site 75,445
Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park ASEAN Heritage 75,445 is identical to site 75,445


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Iglit - Baco Mountains. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.