Karen Wachtel Nielsen
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...
2005 [March] - Vincent van der SpekReport
Photo Rich Report
2006 [March] - Dave FarrowReport
2006 [March] - Gary & Marlene BabicReport
2009 [March] - Dave FarrowReport
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 [April] - Hanno Stamm - Northern CambodiaReport
We had actually planned a longer tour, but Sam Veasna Center ran into some logistic problems and we decided to just stick to the North; notably the Florican Grasslands, Prey Veng, Tmatboey, Veal Krous, and Seima Protected Forest (click on the names to get more information, thanks to Sam Veasna Center)...
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...
2013 [January] - K David BishopReport PDF
...Undoubtedly the most special bird of this trip is the Giant Ibis, which survives in good numbers in a hidden-away corner of Preah Vihear Province. But other treats such as the elusive White-rumped Falcon, the dapper Black-headed Woodpecker, White-shouldered Ibis, and the newly described Mekong Wagtail are very enticing...
2013 [March] - Charley HesseReport PDF
...This short custom tour concentrated on the must see birds of Cambodia, starting with the endangered race of Sarus Crane and Milky Stork at Ang Trapeng Tmor, threatened waterbirds like Spot-billed Pelican and both adjutants at Prek Toal, Bengal Florican & Manchurian Reed-Warbler on the flood plain grasslands of Tonle Sap, Giant & White-shouldered Ibises and numerous owls & woodpeckers in the dry deciduous dipterocarp forests of Tmat Boey, and finally to the evergreen forests of Bokor National Park in the south where we tracked down the charismatic Chestnut-headed Partridge...
2013 [March] - Chris Bradshaw - Cambodian & VietnamReport
...In Cambodia we began with a day of culture as we visited the magnificent Angkor Wat. We then went in search of, and found some wonderful birds, beginning with Bengal Florican, then the recently discovered Mekong Wagtail (and some Irawaddy River Dolphins). At Tmatboey we enjoyed wonderful encounters with Giant and White-shouldered Ibis, whilst other highlights of this leg of the tour were a substantial number of owl species including Brown and Spotted Wood Owls, Brown Fish Owl and a day roosting Oriental Scops Owl, some striking woodpeckers in the form of Great Slaty, Black-headed and Heart-spotted, plus Asian Golden Weaver, a very obliging Lanceolated Warbler, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Grey-headed Fish-eagle and plenty more....
2013 [March] - Craig Robson - Cambodia & LaosReport PDF
2013 [March] - Frank Lambert - Cambodia & LaosReport PDF
2013 [March] - Jim HolmesReport
2013 [March] - Phil GregoryReport PDF
...The great wetland at Ang Trepeang Thmor (ATT) gave us a big soaring flock of 130 Spot-billed Pelican, around 70 Painted Stork, and a hybrid Painted x Milky Stork, plus Yellow Bittern, another fine Watercock, both jacanas, and Black-backed Swamphen, with a trepeang wetland en route stop giving great looks at Sarus Crane, which we even saw dancing, as well as a fine male Pied Harrier and the first of several Eastern Marsh Harriers. The very rare Eld's Deer was a good mammal tick here too; we saw a fine stag with those odd brow antlers, and several hinds with fawns....
2013 [March] - Richard Knapton - Cambodian & VietnamReport PDF
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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