|Location||Philippines, Region VII|
|Central coordinates||124o 3.00' East 10o 16.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Olango is a low lying island off the east coast of Mactan Island (PH070). It lies between Cebu and Bohol Islands, 4 km east of Mactan and 15 km east of Cebu City. It is relatively accessible as it is close to Cebu Mactan International Airport. The main habitats include extensive intertidal coralline sand flats and mudflats, mangrove swamps, seagrass beds and coral reefs (note that the area given above includes about 2,900 ha of intertidal flats). There are coconut plantations and a few small areas of agricultural crops in the interior of the island, and the waters around the island support an important fishery. Olango Island is popular with visiting birdwatchers.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Philippine Duck Anas luzonica||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Great Egret Casmerodius albus||unknown||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata||winter||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Near Threatened|
|Far Eastern Curlew Numenius madagascariensis||winter||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A4i||Vulnerable|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||unknown||2001||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||5,800||is identical to site||5,800|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
Protection status This IBA includes Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary (920 ha), which was declared by Proclamation No. 903 on 14 May 1992.
References Custodio (1996); Davies et al. (1990); Scott (1989).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Olango Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/03/2014
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