NP022
Sagarmatha National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola LC unknown 2002 present A3
Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus LC resident 1989 common A3
Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa LC resident 1989 common A3
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus LC resident 1989 common A3
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra NT resident 2002 rare A1, A3
Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae LC resident 2002 present A3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 2002 rare A1
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota LC resident 1989 common A3
Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola VU breeding 2002 rare A1, A3
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis NT resident 1989 frequent A3
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus NT passage 2002 rare A1
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca VU passage 2002 rare A1
Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis LC resident 2002 present A3
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC resident 1989 common A3
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris LC resident 2002 present A3
Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris LC resident 1989 common A3
Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Scaly-breasted Cupwing Pnoepyga albiventer LC unknown 2002 present A3
Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalense LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis LC breeding 1989 rare A3
Smoky Warbler Phylloscopus fuligiventer LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Tickell's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus affinis LC breeding 2002 frequent A3
Large-billed Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
Grey-sided Bush-warbler Cettia brunnifrons LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Rufous-fronted Tit Aegithalos iouschistos LC resident 2002 present A3
White-browed Fulvetta Fulvetta vinipectus LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Fulvous Parrotbill Suthora fulvifrons LC resident 2002 present A3
Rufous-vented Yuhina Yuhina occipitalis LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis LC resident 2002 present A3
Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus LC resident 2002 present A3
Streaked Laughingthrush Trochalopteron lineatum LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Black-faced Laughingthrush Trochalopteron affine LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Bar-throated Minla Chrysominla strigula LC resident 2002 present A3
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria LC breeding 1989 present A3
Grandala Grandala coelicolor LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni LC breeding 2000 uncommon A3
Zoothera mollissima NR breeding 2000 uncommon A3
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus LC breeding 1989 rare A3
Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea LC breeding 2002 present A3
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara LC resident 2002 present A3
Indian Blue Robin Larvivora brunnea LC breeding 2002 present A3
White-bellied Redstart Hodgsonius phaenicuroides LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Himalayan Rubythroat Calliope pectoralis LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
White-browed Bush-robin Tarsiger indicus LC breeding 1989 rare A3
Golden Bush-robin Tarsiger chrysaeus LC breeding 1989 common A3
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata LC breeding 1989 uncommon A3
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris LC breeding 2002 present A3
White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogastrus LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda LC breeding 1989 rare A3
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris LC resident 1989 frequent A3
Robin Accentor Prunella rubeculoides LC resident 1989 common A3
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens LC resident 2002 present A3
Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus LC breeding 1989 frequent A3
Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis LC breeding 2000 rare A3
White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes LC resident 1989 common A3
Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus LC resident 1989 common A3
Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochroa LC breeding 1989 present A3
Streaked Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilloides LC breeding 2000 rare A3
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla LC resident 1989 rare A3
Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus LC resident 1989 rare A3
Crimson-browed Finch Carpodacus subhimachalus LC resident 1989 present A3
Spot-winged Rosefinch Carpodacus rodopeplus LC breeding 2002 present A3
Himalayan White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus thura LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Dark-breasted Rosefinch Procarduelis nipalensis LC breeding 1989 present A3
Plain Mountain-finch Leucosticte nemoricola LC resident 1989 common A3
Brandt's Mountain-finch Leucosticte brandti LC resident 1989 uncommon A3
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Chloris spinoides LC resident 1989 present A3

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 high unfavourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Some limited conservation initiatives are in place medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sagarmatha National Park World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 114,800 protected area contained by site 114,800
Sagarmatha - Buffer Zone मध्यवर्ती क्षेत्र 27,500 protected area overlaps with site 0
Sagarmatha राष्ट्रिय पार्क 114,800 protected area contained by site 114,800
Makalu-Barun राष्ट्रिय पार्क 150,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gokyo and associated lakes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 7,770 protected area overlaps with site 0
Gauri-Shankar संरक्षण क्षेत्र 217,900 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Forest -
Grassland -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sagarmatha National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2021.