|Location||Northern Mariana Islands (to USA), Northern Islands|
|Central coordinates||145o 47.00' East 16o 42.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||0 - 301m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2007|
Site description The proposed Sarigan Island IBA consistently harbours a relatively large population of Micronesian Megapodes, with up to 50% of the CNMI’s total megapode population. Sarigan is uninhabited and feral ungulates were removed from the island in 2000. The island serves as a mitigation site for military use of the Farallon de Medinilla. Vegetation on the island has returned rapidly since ungulate eradication.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Micronesian Scrubfowl Megapodius laperouse||resident||-||present||-||A1, A2||Endangered|
|White-throated Ground-dove Alopecoenas xanthonurus||resident||-||present||-||A1, A2||Near Threatened|
|Micronesian Myzomela Myzomela rubratra||resident||-||present||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Micronesian Starling Aplonis opaca||resident||-||present||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Sarigan||Strict Nature Reserve||490||protected area contained by site||490|
Protection status The island is formally and fully protected as a Wildlife Conservation Area by the CNMI Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW, 2007).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sarigan Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014
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