In the northeast of Cambodia, The Eastern Plains Landscape covers over 30,000 square kilometers across four provinces, namely Mondulkiri, Kratie, Ratanakiri and Steung Treng, which represent the largest intact block of forest in Southeast Asia. The area is incredibly rich in biodiversity and is still home to many important species, from the world’s largest population of Black-shanked Douc Langur (Endangered), to regionally important populations of Asian elephants (Endangered) and Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbons (Critically Endangered), whose haunting duets fill the morning air and you can track the claw marks of bears through the forest.
Just 50 years ago, scientists compared this important ecoregion with the savannas of East Africa. Large herbivores like Banteng (Endangered), Gaur (Vulnerable), and Eld’s Deer (Critically Endangered) roamed the forest, with predators like the Indochinese Tiger (Endangered) and Leopard (Vulnerable) stalking the shadows. While populations of many species have been reduced by hunting and habitat loss, there are still species of critically-endangered ibises and vultures, as well as Great Hornbill, Blue and Bar-bellied Pittas, the beautiful Green Peafowl, and the elusive Orange-necked Partridge, found only in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary.
Also in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary is the indigenous Bunong community Ecolodge, the Jahoo Gibbon Camp – an incredible site for conservation and viewing rare primates such as the Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon and Black-shanked Douc Langur.
Cool and dry from December-February, rapidly becoming warmer and wetter during March and April. Hot and wet from then until November. Most birds only calling from December-April.
Lowland and hill semi-evergreen and evergreen forest, with some areas of difficult to access deciduous dipterocarp forest.
This location at Kratie is usually visited before or after Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. North of Kratie, the Mekong River flows through Riverine forest and supports a rich array of nesting birds read more
Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary and the area around our Jahoo Gibbon Camp in the core of the sanctuary (approx. 2000 square kilometers) is one of our most unique birding and wildlife sites. The ... 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 …
Cambodia Birding SuperTour 2018
The now legendary SVC Birding SuperTour is back for 2018! This tour is a totally unique chance to go after all Cambodia’s critically endangered, endangered and endemic species and diversity of habitats.
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