This route enables the birder to experience almost all of Cambodia’s threatened bird species at a variety of exciting and often remote locations. We should see the Critically-Endangered Giant ... read more
The now legendary SVC Birding SuperTour is back for 2018! This incredible itinerary takes you to all the most important Cambodian bird sites, many in the WCS conservation areas where we work. ... read more
Cambodia is the last stronghold of a set of magnificent birds that are now so globally rare they are considered Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. This tour is a superb opportunity not ... read more
This route enables the birder to experience most of Cambodia’s special bird species in comfort. Three Critically-Endangered bird species: Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis and Bengal Florican ... read more
ATT is a vitally important place for Sarus Cranes, the tallest and most elegant of Cambodia’s waterbirds. Between January and the end of March we see up to 350 of these majestic birds as ... read more
For an incredibly special day of viewing the remote and less-visited temples in the countryside around Siem Reap, with the chance of seeing some high-quality rare birds -- why not join us for a ... read more
The Siem Reap River originates in the sacred mountain of Phnom Kulen, some 50km northeast of Siem Reap. Our route passes through timeless rural Cambodian villages and countryside before we have ... read more
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 ... read more
See the iconic temples of Angkor in a new way with our official Angkor Temple Guides who are fully-trained expert birding guides. Or venture out to Sambor Prey Kuk to find the recently discovered read more
“Thank you for a well-organized and smooth-running trip. We were a big group of 13 birdwatchers … and it was really not a problem for you to handle. Everything went as planned and Lean is an amazing guide. We give him the best recommendations for his excellent birding, lots of humor and hard work in pleasing his participants. He did a great job, and all the participants have only recognition for his effective handling of logistic and bird viewing (often with three telescopes simultaneously – world class). “
Peter Lafrenz, DOF (Birdlife Denmark)
Birding in Cambodia
Cambodia – One of the World’s Biodiversity Hotspots
Over 600 species
7 Critically Endangered Species
7 Endangered Species
14 Threatened Species
2 true endemics, plus 2 likely splits
An Amazing Diversity of Habitats
Dry deciduous forest
Tonle Sap Flooded forest
Semi-evergreen and evergreen forest
Freshwater floodplains, grasslands and wetlands
Coastal mangroves and mudflats
Cambodia’s wetlands and grasslands abound in waterbirds: Greater Adjutant, Spot-billed Pelican, Sarus Crane and the wonderful Bengal Florican are easily seen. Open dry forests give excellent views of Giant and White-shouldered Ibises, White-rumped Pygmy Falcon and a globally diverse numbers of woodpeckers. Our guides have staked out all the owls, so you don’t lose any sleep over them, and our vulture restaurant ensures you get fantastic views of Cambodia’s three Critically Endangered vultures. We know just where to find pittas, pheasants and other forest birds in the east, as well as the Mekong Wagtail.
We make things as easy as you like – from 1 day to 3 weeks, and if you’re up for a little challenge we can arrange a three-day trek to see the endemic Cambodian Laughingthrush and other specialties of the Cardamom Mountains. Expect around 200 species including the recently-discovered endemic Cambodian Tailorbird in a week on our regular itineraries, and 300 + if you stay longer.
Our English-speaking bird guides handle all logistics during your tour, they are very familiar with the protected sites and liaise with the local guides, in whose back yards you will find the birds. They anticipate your needs and go out of their way to show off Cambodia’s special species. At the end of each day, they will go over the list of birds seen that day and share the trip list with everyone at the end of the tour.
We spend 6 months every year training our guides to constantly increase their skills and knowledge – to give you the trip of your dreams.
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