Mactan, Kalawisan and Cansaga Bays

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes VU non-breeding 1987 present A1
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva LC winter 1986-1987 common A4i
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus LC winter 1986-1987 common A4i
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes NT passage 1986-1987 710 individuals A4i
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia LC winter 1986-1987 common A4i
Common Redshank Tringa totanus LC winter 1986-1987 common A4i

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Mangrove forest (tropical) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Neritic -
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mactan, Kalawisan and Cansaga Bays. Downloaded from on 03/12/2020.