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Number of bird species: 290
* Field Guides & Bird SongFor a comprehensive list of recommended titles covering Asia as a whole - please see the Asia page of Fatbirder
A Photographic Guide to Birds of Vietnam, Cambodia and LaosPeter Davidson New Holland 2008
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BirdLife International in Indochina website covers our activities in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. You can read about our recent work and the updated news by visting our latest newsletter The Babbler...
Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation (SVC)Website
Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation (SVC) was created as a memorial to Sam Veasna, former head of the Siem Reap provincial wildlife office, and a key player in promoting conservation initiatives in Cambodia. Instrumental in discovering the population of Sarus Crane at Ang Tropeang Thmor, he succeeded in having it declared a Sarus Crane Protected Area by Royal Decree. He rediscovered the Bengal Florican in Kompong Thom, until then believed to have been extinct in Cambodia, and worked closely with local villagers to promote conservation efforts. Veasna died at the age of 33 of malaria contracted during field work. Friends, family and colleagues established the center as a tribute to him...
Ang Trapeang Thmor Sarus Crane ReserveInformation
Originating as a man-made irrigation and water storage reservoir built in 1976 on the historical Angkorian Highway, the reservoir now harbors a unique wetland associated with grassland, dipterocarp forests and paddy fields...
Tonle Sap Great LakeWebsite
The Tonle Sap Great Lake consists of the lake and a flood plain of interconnected streams, ponds, flooded forests and wetland vegetation that supports a rich biodiversity of species including; aquatic plants, fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and microorganisms...
Cambodia presently has 3 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance, with a surface area of 54,600 hectares...
2002 [April] - Graham Talbot & Chris CampionReport
Following the publication of Ben King's report on his web site detailing his trip to see Giant Ibis, Chris and myself discussed the possibility of twitching them from Hong Kong. The logistics however seemed immense and the thought was soon dismissed. However following the publication of Peter Davison's excellent article on the Giant Ibis in World Birdwatch and his subsequent paper Seeing the Giant Ibis, it seemed that the logistics were not that difficult. We originally planned a short stay with the sole intent of seeing the Ibis however we modified our plans when it became apparent that we could also see Bengal Florican and the recently described Mekong Wagtail...
2003 [May] Garry GeorgeReport
...Spoonbill Sandpipers have left the salt pans of Kok Karm early this year. After conferring with Uthai via taxi driver's cell phone (birding communications have certainly changed in ten years) we reverse direction and head for Khao Yai NP for an extra day even though we'll go there later. We arrive at dusk and rush up stairs of abandoned monastery across the road from our hotel Juldis Khao Yai for a try for unexpected Limestone Wren Babbler Uthai has seen there. No luck but plenty of mosquitoes...
2005 [March] - Vincent van der SpekReport
Photo Rich Report
2006 [March] - Dave FarrowReport
This year’s tour to Cambodia was once again a wonderful birding experience to this magical and little-known country. The main target and flagship bird of the tour is without a doubt the Giant Ibis, and we enjoyed progressively better views over two days of this impressive beast...
2006 [March] - Gary & Marlene BabicReport
Access to Cambodia is easy and no one should be intimidated to plan a visit – there are many flights from Bangkok and Singapore to the main tourist destination of Siem Reap, which is the closest airport to the famed Angkor Wat...
2009 [March] - Dave FarrowReport
Once again, this year’s Birdquest to Cambodia was a very enjoyable affair. We recorded 283 species, a very rich bird-list that included many spectacular birds. In the few short years since we first began visiting this fascinating country, the roads have improved dramatically and the accommodations become more comfortable, all adding to the efficiency and enjoyment of birding here...
2010 [February] - Stefan LithnerReport
...Here is still remnants of primary forest interspersed with secondary growth, swamps, rivers, fish- and schrimp- ponds, making it plesant to revise some of the more common birds of SE Asia. A few species like Puff-throated Bulbul, Streak-eared Bukbul and White-eyed Bulbul were a good exercise...
2010 [January] - Niels Poul DreyerReport
William Clarke (Billy), from Ireland, and I, Niels Poul Dreyer, from Denmark, recently undertook a 17-day tour of Cambodia we organized through a company called SVC http://www.samveasna.org. Our tour leader was the senior English-speaking bird guide, Ms. Sophoan Sanh...
2013 [January] - Brendan RyanReport
This was a family holiday with my non birding, but very tolerant wife. As usual she left the planning and logistics to me so inevitably our trip managed to take in some of the key birding sites in Cambodia. My strategy, developed over many years of planning family holidays is to find reasonably good hotels where my wife (and kids as appropriate) is happy to relax while I am out birding in the mornings...
As an off-shoot of our programs, SVC has been taking interested groups and individuals to see birds, either around Siem Reap area for half a day, or to more remote locations to see several endangered and threatened species, on trips lasting from one day to over one week. This new eco tourism endeavor is in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia Program (WCS), an international NGO devoted to protecting wildlife around the world, and the rural communities living in the less-accessible birding sites listed below...
Checklist of Cambodia BirdsWebsite
This checklist includes all bird species found in Cambodia, based on the best information available at this time...
Conservation in CambodiaWebsite
From studies carried out before the war it appears that Cambodia may support about 212 species of mammal, 720 bird species, 240 reptiles species and over 2,300 species of vascular plants...
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