Republic of the Philippines


  • Number of Flyway Network Sites: 4
  • Member since: 2006

The Philippines is a group of islands north of Indonesia and east of the Southeast Asian mainland. The Philippines joined the Partnership in 2006 and currently has 4 Flyway Network Sites, designated under the specifications of the EAAFP. The abundant coastal habitat is valuable for the transit of shorebirds and waders during migration. Offshore habitats, such as the Tubbataha Reefs, provide nesting sites for migratory seabird populations in the flyway.

Map of 4 sites 

Flyway Network Sites

Site Information

EAAF SiteCode Name of Site Site Information Sheet YEAR SIS Updated Site Photos View in Google Earth
EAAF007 Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary  n/a  View
EAAF062 Naujan Lake National Park  n/a  View  View
EAAF123 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park SIS    2014  View  View
EAAF135 Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area SIS    2016  View

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Cebu

Coordinates (lat, long): 10.23330, 124.03330

Area: 5,800 ha

Date of joining: 1996 March 25

Status: Protected Area

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird Area

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Pluvialis squatarola (Grey plover), Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sandplover), Tringa totanus (Common Redshank), Limicola falcinellus (Broad-billed Sandpiper), Arenaria interpres (Ruddy Turnstone), Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked Stint)

Naujan Lake National Park

Location: Northeast Mindoro Island

Coordinates (lat, long): 13.00000, 121.00000

Area: 14567.0 ha

Date of joining: 1999 May 14

Status: National Park

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area

Important for Anatidae

Important species

Aythya fuligula (Tufted Duck)

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Location: center of the Sulu Sea

Coordinates (lat, long): 8.57, 119.52

Area: 97030.0 ha

Date of joining: 2014 December 17

Status: Natural Park

Other listings: Ramsar, Important Bird and Biodiversity Area, World heritage

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Numenius arquata (Eurasian Curlew), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Oceanodroma monorhis (Swinhoe's Storm Petrel), Egretta eulophotes (Chinese Egret), Onychoprion fuscatus (Sooty Tern), Thalasseus bergii (Greater Crested Tern)

Negros Occidental Coastal Wetlands Conservation Area

Location: Northwestern coast of Negros Island

Coordinates (lat, long): 10°15'48"N 122°46'22"E

Area: 89,607.81 ha

Date of joining: 11 January 2017

Protection status: Conservation area

Other listings: Ramsar site

Important for Shorebirds

Important species

Calidris canutus (Red Knot), Calidris ruficollis (Red-necked stint), Calidris tenuirostris (Great Knot), Heteroscelus brevipes (Grey-tailed Tattler), Limicola falcinellus (Broad-billed Sandpiper), Limnodromus semipalmatus (Asian Dowitcher), Limosa lapponica (Bar-tailed Godwit), Limosa limosa (Black-tailed Godwit), Numenius madagascariensis (Far Eastern Curlew), Tringa guttifer (Spotted Greenshank), Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover), Charadrius leschenaultii (Greater Sand Plover), Charadrius mongolus (Lesser Sand Plover), Pluvialis fulva Pacific (Golden Plover), Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover), Himantopus himantopus (Black-winged Stilt), Anas luzonica (Philippine Duck), Egretta eulophotes (Chinese Egret), Sterna albifrons (Little Tern), Sterna caspia (Caspian Tern), Sterna hirundo (Common Tern)


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