Mount Sinaka

Country/territory: Philippines

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2001)
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Area: 3,000 ha

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Site description
Mt Sinaka is in the north-east of North Cotabato Province. There is forest remaining on the mountain between 1,100 and 1,448 m, including mossy forest above c.1,200 m, but the lower altitude forests are secondary or very badly degraded. This area was logged in the past, and the remaining forest is now surrounded with wide tracts of open grassland and agricultural land.

Key biodiversity
Several of the threatened and restricted-range species of the Mindanao and Eastern Visayas Endemic Bird Area have been recorded in or near to this IBA, including the threatened Philippine Eagle, Philippine Hawk-eagle, Mindanao Brown-dove and Philippine Leafbird. The Philippine Eagle has nested successfully on Mt Sinaka during the 1990s.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Sinaka. Downloaded from on 07/12/2022.