Half Day Birding in Siem Reap

Half day of action packed birding

Duration

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5 hours

Availability

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All year

Peak season

Jan-Dec

Starting Point

Siem Reap

If you want to see some of the great birds that occur around Siem Reap but are pressed for time, why not head out with one of the SVC guides for a half-day trip to some of our local patches? We regularly see over 50 species at sites that are just a short (15-20 minute) tuk-tuk or car ride from the center of Siem Reap.

What’s included?

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Transfers

You will be collected and dropped back to your hotel.

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Refreshments

Water will be provided to you throughout the trip.

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Entry & admission fees

No entry fees are covered on this trip.

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Meals

No meals are included in this trip.

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Tip or gratuity

It is your own decision should you wish to tip staff.

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Wifi

Wifi not available outside of major cities and towns.

Itinerary

Subject to change depending on seasons and personal requests

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Morning or Afternoon start

Itineraries for half day birding varies entirely on the time and interests of the group, as well as our knowledge of which site is best at the time. Expect 05.30AM pick up for morning tours, or 14.30PM for afternoon trips.

Location

Title Address Description
Siem Reap
Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phnom Kroam
Angkor Archaeological park, Krong Siem Reap 17000, Cambodia

Things to note

Transport

Tuk-tuk or 4*4 car

When to go

All year round

Species

Chestnut-capped Babbler, Bright-headed Cisticola, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Lesser Coucal, Large-hawk Cuckoo, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Cinnamon Bittern, Yellow Bittern, Black Bittern, Baya Weaver, Black-browed Reed Warbler, Oriental Reed Warbler, Watercock and other wetland bird species. Plus Watercock, Blue-throated Bee-eater and Greater Painted Snipe at certain times of the year.

A typical trip brings 50 to 60 species over a 3 hour period.

Habitat

Rice paddies, scrub and a variety of freshwater wetlands, depending on the season.

Things to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Appropriate closed-toe shoes. Walking boots are best
  • Light clothing covering shoulders and knees- this is especially relevant when visiting temples and religious sites. Clothing should not be bright when birding
  • Insect repellent
  • Waterproof coat
  • Small denominations of money. This is especially relevant when entering Northern Cambodia. $20 is the maximum denomination of money that should be taken
  • Binoculars. SVC charge $5 per person per day to use our Swarovski Optik binoculars
  • Ear plugs are recommended for multi-day tours. The sound of nature at night in remote areas can be loud

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