Mount Daguma

Country/territory: Philippines

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2001)
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Area: 20,000 ha

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Site description
This IBA is in eastern Sultan Kudarat Province, in the mountains to the west of Isulan. It includes a steep mountain ridge that runs from north-west to south-east, and forms a steep escarpment at the edge of the Alah River valley. A block of old growth forest is shown in this area on recent forest cover maps. Much of this forest must be montane, but there may be some lowland forest remaining on the lower slopes.

Key biodiversity
Some of the threatened and restricted-range species of the Mindanao and Eastern Visayas Endemic Bird Area have been recorded in the vicinity of this IBA, including the threatened Philippine Hawk-eagle. It is likely that several of these species have populations in the extensive forests that are reported to remain there.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Daguma. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.