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We ended up with a great list of exciting birds on our thirteenth Cambodia tour ranging from the enigmatic Giant Ibis, strutting Bengal Floricans, the rare and gorgeous White-rumped Falcon, the endemic Mekong Wagtail, down to the tiny and only recently discovered Cambodian Tailorbird. Some other stars included a fabulous pair of Milky Storks, multiple sightings of the very cute Collared Falconets that popped up and posed for us, some neat owls – Spotted Wood Owl, Oriental Bay Owl and Spotted Owlets, and a remarkable eleven species of woodpecker. Most exciting of all, though, was a Giant Ibis with chick! Our visit to the vulture restaurant with three species seen incredibly well was definitely memorable, too. On the passerine front, we also had a lot of fun with some notable species including Cambodian Tailorbird, Racket-tailed Treepie, brilliant Red-billed Blue Magpies, a little group of spritely Chestnut-headed Babblers, White-throated Rock-Thrush, and some very pretty sunbirds and flowerpeckers.
Bird counts taken on December 30th 2019 by SVC guide, Sarom Reth, at Koh Ker.
Bird counts taken on December 4th 2019 by SVC Guide, Mony Sang, at Boeng Toal Vulture Restaurant
Bird counts taken on December 17th 2019 by SVC guide Mony Sang at Tmat Boey.
Bird counts taken on January 4th 2020 by guide Hat Huon at Phnom Krom.
Bird counts taken on January 31st 2019 at Angkor Wat with Romy Lipszyc from Australia.
Bird Counts taken by SVC guide Sophear Somrich on December 23rd 2019 at Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary.
Sam Veasna Center (SVC) were honoured to represent Cambodia birding at the annual British Birdfair from the 16th to 18th August 2019. The British Birdfair was particularly unique...
1) Take your time – don’t rush. By walking slowly you will see more birds, especially the quiet or skulking ones. 2) Make sure to listen for birds calling. These records are as...
For generations, farmers have worked the land around these forests. Many of the people who live here are a mixture of indigenous peoples and those forced to transfer from cities...