There are a variety of opportunities to experience Cambodian bird and wildlife during a visit to Siem Reap. Most tourists come here to visit the fabled temples of Angkor Wat. Sam Veasna Center has guides that are certified temple guides as well as qualified bird guides. They can combine early morning birding at the temple complex with a tour of the major archeological sites.
Other trips can be arranged that focus on outlying temples that present good birding including Kbal Spean, Beng Melea and Koh Ker.
SVC can arrange half-day trips onto the Tonle Sap floodplain. This is a more economical introduction to local avifauna. By using local tuk-tuk or moto drivers, an SVC guide can take you around the mosaic of fields and ponds that hold a variety of waterbirds. The scrubland gives cover to a number of northern migrants including warblers, robins and chats.
SVC has developed a working relationship with a village in the north of the province. We offer camping trips into the community forest, providing access to forest habitats and streamside camping. A 2-night minimum is required. Bar-bellied Pitta and Oriental Bay Owl are two of the regularly seen prizes here.
Dry from November to mid-April, showers begin in late-April and intensify to a peak in August, causing flooding through much of the forest between June and September. Coolest between December and February, rapidly becoming hotter and more humid from March-July.
A mosaic of lowland deciduous dipterocarp forest and semi-evergreen forest. Riparian forest and forest on hills contains more evergreen elements. The best example of these habitat types remaining in the region.
The Varin Community tented safari camp is just a one and a half hours from Siem Reap, by beautiful waterfalls in semi evergreen forest at the base of the mountain at Changkran Roi. This ... read more
The Northern Plains of Cambodia was likened to the Serengeti in Africa with herds of wild deer and cattle chased through the open forests by wild cats. Patches of this forest can still be found ... read more
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-Ankorian temple. ... 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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