|Location||Philippines, Region XIII|
|Central coordinates||125o 43.00' East 9o 6.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||200 - 1,837m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Mt Hilong hilong lies on the boundaries of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur Provinces, in the northern portion of the Diwata range of north-east Mindanao. It is the highest mountain in the range, but several of the other peaks included in the IBA also reach well over 1,000 m. The IBA comprises a large block of forest that is shown on recent forest cover maps. Much of this forest is montane, but there are also likely to be some substantial areas of lowland forest. The Cabadbaran-Santiago Natural Park is located on flat to rolling land from 200-1,700 m. It includes c. 3,002 ha (58%) of residual forest, including a 120 ha rattan plantation established by the DENR, c. 1,682 ha (33%) of brushland with medium-sized trees and c.318 ha (6%) of grassland. Cultivated land covers c.163 ha (3%), and is planted with corn, root crops and fast-growing exotic tree species, such as yemane or gmelina Gmelina arborea. Cabadbaran-Santiago Natural Park was declared as a forest watershed reservation because it is the main source of water for the municipalities of Cabadbaran and Santiago. A 500 ha area has been set aside as ancestral domain.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Japanese Night-heron Gorsachius goisagi||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Endangered|
|Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Mindanao Bleeding-heart Gallicolumba crinigera||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Mindanao Brown-dove Phapitreron brunneiceps||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Philippine Cockatoo Cacatua haematuropygia||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Giant Scops-owl Otus gurneyi||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Philippine Eagle-owl Bubo philippensis||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Blue-capped Kingfisher Actenoides hombroni||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Philippine Dwarf-kingfisher Ceyx melanurus||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Silvery Kingfisher Alcedo argentata||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Mindanao Broadbill Eurylaimus steerii||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Azure-breasted Pitta Pitta steerii||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Celestial Monarch Hypothymis coelestis||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Little Slaty Flycatcher Ficedula basilanica||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Philippine Leafbird Chloropsis flavipennis||-||2001||present [units unknown]||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Andanan River||Watershed Forest Reserve||17,888||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|Cabadbaran||Watershed Forest Reserve||15,977||protected area overlaps with site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
Other biodiversity The Pangulangan Caves harbour large populations of cave bats and swiftlets.
Protection status The proposed Cabadbaran-Santiago Natural Park lies within the Mt Hilong-hilong IBA. The area was declared as a forest watershed reservation by Presidential Proclamation No. 834, series of 1991.
Contribute Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.
Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Hilong-hilong. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/03/2014
To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife