Mount Tago Range

Country/territory: Philippines

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2001)
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Area: 29,062 ha

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Site description
The Mt Tago range, including Mt Amaloi, lies between the Tagaloan and Pulangi Rivers, to the north-east of Mt Kitanglad (PH094) and south-west of the Mt Kaluayan Mt Kinabalian complex (PH092). The IBA includes a large block of old growth forest that is shown on recent forest cover maps. The main forest type in Mt Tago is reported to be montane mossy forest, but there may also be some area of lowland forest on the lower slopes. The Mt Tago range is the source of the Pulangi and Tagoloan Rivers, which provide water for domestic and irrigation purposes in the surrounding lowlands. The indigenous inhabitants, the Higao-non and Dumagat tribes, farm “lati” or permanent forest plots.

Key biodiversity
The Mt Tago range is ornithologically very poorly known, although there is a recent report of Philippine Eagle from nearby. It is likely that many of the threatened and restricted-range species of the Mindanao and Eastern Visayas Endemic Bird Area occur there, and the avifauna may prove to be similar to that of nearby Mt Kitanglad (PH094).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Tago Range. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.