Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park

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
Luzon Bleeding-heart Gallicolumba luzonica NT resident 1991-1992 frequent A2
Spotted Imperial-pigeon Ducula carola VU resident 1961 rare A1
Cream-bellied Fruit-dove Ramphiculus merrilli NT resident 1991-1992 frequent A2
Flame-breasted Fruit-dove Ramphiculus marchei VU resident 1990-1999 frequent A1, A2
Rufous Coucal Centropus unirufus NT resident 1991-1992 uncommon A2
Red-crested Malkoha Dasylophus superciliosus LC resident 1991-1992 frequent A2
Scale-feathered Malkoha Lepidogrammus cumingi LC resident 1991-1992 common A2
Spotted Buttonquail Turnix ocellatus LC resident 1992 uncommon A2
Luzon Highland Scops-owl Otus longicornis NT resident 1991 present A2
Philippine Eagle-owl Bubo philippensis VU resident 1991 present A1
Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi CR resident 1991-1994 present A1
North Philippine Hawk-eagle Nisaetus philippensis EN resident 1991-1992 uncommon A1
Luzon Hornbill Penelopides manillae LC resident 1991-1992 common A2
North Philippine Dwarf-kingfisher Ceyx melanurus VU resident 1991-1992 present A1
Montane Racquet-tail Prioniturus montanus NT resident 1991 common A2
Green Racquet-tail Prioniturus luconensis EN resident 1991-1992 rare A1, A2
Whiskered Pitta Erythropitta kochi NT resident 1991-1992 uncommon A1, A2
White-lored Oriole Oriolus albiloris LC resident 1991-1992 frequent A2
Isabela Oriole Oriolus isabellae CR resident 1961 present A1, A2
Green-backed Whistler Pachycephala albiventris LC resident 1991-1992 present A2
Blackish Cicadabird Edolisoma coerulescens LC resident 1991-1992 common A2
Short-crested Monarch Hypothymis helenae NT resident 1991-1992 frequent A2
Celestial Monarch Hypothymis coelestis VU resident 1992-1995 uncommon A1, A2
Mountain Shrike Lanius validirostris NT resident 1991 present A2
White-fronted Tit Sittiparus semilarvatus NT resident 1991-1995 uncommon A2
Grey-backed Tailorbird Orthotomus derbianus LC resident 1990-1999 present A2
Robsonius rabori NR resident 1991-1992 present A2
Golden-crowned Babbler Sterrhoptilus dennistouni NT resident 1991-1992 frequent A2
Luzon Striped Babbler Zosterornis striatus NT resident 1991-1992 frequent A2
Chestnut-faced Babbler Zosterornis whiteheadi LC resident 1991-1992 rare A2
Grand Rhabdornis Rhabdornis grandis LC resident 1991-1992 uncommon A2
Ashy Thrush Geokichla cinerea VU resident 1991-1992 uncommon A1, A2
Ashy-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa randi VU resident 1991-1996 present A1, A2
Cyornis herioti NR resident 1991-1992 frequent A2
White-browed Jungle-flycatcher Vauriella insignis VU resident 1991 present A1, A2
Furtive Flycatcher Ficedula disposita NT resident 1991-1992 present A2
Luzon Water-redstart Phoenicurus bicolor NT resident 1985-1996 present A1, A2
Dicaeum anthonyi NR resident 1991 present A2
Green-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura viridifacies VU resident 1961 present A1, A2

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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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tumauini Watershed Forest Reserve 17,670 protected area overlaps with site 0
Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape 118,782 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Northern Sierra Madre Mountain Range Natural Park 359,486 protected area contained by site 287,861


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park. Downloaded from on 24/09/2021.