|Location||Philippines, Region XII|
|Central coordinates||125o 16.00' East 7o 30.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2|
|Altitude||1,100 - 1,448m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Mt Sinaka is in the north-east of North Cotabato Province. There is forest remaining on the mountain between 1,100 and 1,448 m, including mossy forest above c.1,200 m, but the lower altitude forests are secondary or very badly degraded. This area was logged in the past, and the remaining forest is now surrounded with wide tracts of open grassland and agricultural land.
Key Biodiversity Several of the threatened and restricted-range species of the Mindanao and Eastern Visayas Endemic Bird Area have been recorded in or near to this IBA, including the threatened Philippine Eagle, Philippine Hawk-eagle, Mindanao Brown-dove and Philippine Leafbird. The Philippine Eagle has nested successfully on Mt Sinaka during the 1990s.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Critically Endangered|
|Nisaetus philippensis||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Not Recognised|
|Dark-eared Brown-dove Phapitreron brunneiceps||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|Philippine Leafbird Chloropsis flavipennis||resident||2001||present||-||A1||Vulnerable|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial - terrestrial||-|
Protection status Not officially protected.
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Sinaka. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2015
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