Phnom Kroam

This site is just a quick 30 minute ride from Siem Reap, reachable by tuk-tuk, bicycle or auto. We bird the variety of habitats near the solitary peak that is crowned by a pre-Angkorian temple. Phnom Kroam sits on the edge of Tonle Sap lake and overlooks rice paddies, lotus ponds, open water and floodplain scrub habitat.

It is perfect for a half day adventure, either starting at dawn with the flights of egret and storks or later in the afternoon as the day cools down. A variety of water birds are seen here, including herons, bitterns, rails and ducks. If water levels are good, waders can be found in numbers and variety. During dry season (Nov-Apr), Bluethroat, Siberian Rubythroat and a variety of wintering warblers can be found.
A typical trip brings 50 to 60 species over a 3 hour period. Similar areas nearby are sometimes used if conditions warrant. These include the paddies and scrub beyond Chereav and the Wat Chedai area.



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.



Accessible all year, with a turnover of species throughout the year.


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


Half Day

Half Day Birding around 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 …

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