Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2001 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
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 LC 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 LC 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
Blue-breasted Blue-flycatcher Cyornis herioti NT 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
Yellow-crowned Flowerpecker Dicaeum anthonyi NT resident 1991 present A2
Green-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura viridifacies VU resident 1961 present A1, A2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2001).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA 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


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.