BIRD ROUTES Ang Trapaeng Thmor Sarus Crane Reserve

Sarus Crane Reserve

Aside from being a staging ground for more than 300 Sarus Crane in the dry (non-breeding) season, more than 200 species of other birds occur here, of which 18 have been classified as globally or near globally threatened. This is also one of the handful of sites in Cambodia where the endangered Eld’s Deer can be seen.
The best time to see the Sarus Crane is from January to May though an abundance of bird species makes it a worthwhile birding site all year.
ATT is a day trip from Siem Reap though accommodation can be arranged at the WCS HQ in the adjacent village giving birdwatchers the chance of dawn sightings and offering the opportunity of visiting the massive Angkorian temple complex of Banteay Chma.

During the rainy season when we have few visitors SVC guides are training the local villagers in bird identification skills to maximise the opportunities for spotting the target species when SVC clients do visit, the fees for local guiding provide an incentive for the local community to look after their local environment and its fauna.

A Conservation Contribution is Included in the cost of all SVC trips, which supports projects that benefit the communities in the conservation areas. At ATT the CC has been used  to fund a rice bank, which lends rice to families and repair roads.

Ang Trapaeng Tmor Eld’s Deer

Comb Duck Sarus Crane