Welcome to Cambodia Bird Guide Association (CBGA)

Based in Siem Reap, the Cambodia Bird Guide Association is an NGO which provides birding tours and natural heritage tours across Cambodia. We are committed to the preservation of wildlife, nature and developing the livelihoods of people in conservation areas. We work closely with the provincial Department of Environment, in this regard, to raise awareness and educate local people on avian and environmental issues.


CBGA tours are led by professional local bird guides to 17 different destinations. These range from half a day tour in Siem Reap, to a full three-week tour across Cambodia. Contact us and we can help plan a perfect birding itinerary and an unforgettable holiday.

Birding Sites - Cambodia, Southeast Asia

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Birding and Ecotourism - Our Mission

The CBGA was founded in December 2016 by a group of accomplished birdwatchers and conservationists, who collectively have many years of experience, specifically in avian and wildlife preservation.  Our organization is dedicated to the protection of the environment and is actively working to make a difference in the Cambodian countryside.


We believe that through our birding and ecotourism initiatives, we can inform and influence the thinking of Cambodians.  Helping people to understand the value of the natural world and wildlife, then joining with us to protect that environment.  The role we play is designed to help local people develop their livelihoods, meanwhile ensuring a clean and sustainable environment for the next generation of Cambodians.


  • positive review  I spent 4 days with guides from CBGA. I had come to Cambodia to run the marathon and to do some bird watching while there. August is not a good month for bird watching in Southeast Asia (January-February is better) but they were able to show me 111 different species. They also were very informative about the different temple complexes where we spent time. So if you happen to be in Cambodia for a few days, look these people up, you won’t be disappointed!

    Joe Church Avatar Joe Church
    August 9, 2018
  • 5 star review  I took one of the Siem Reap tours with friends yesterday (Feb 28) led by Nop Pisey. and had a fabulous experience. It far exceeded my expectations. Our guide and his driver were professional and knowledgeable as was the local guide. Our breakfast box was great and the lunch prepared by a local woman at one of the birding sites was very good. We saw 49 bird species, almost all new to me and seeing 4 different species of owls in the afternoon was an unexpected thrill.Thanks for the great experience which is sure to be a highlight of my time in Siem Reap!

    Anita Oliver Avatar Anita Oliver
    March 1, 2018
  • 5 star review  Altogether a nice trip. We were there end of March 2018 for a week. Hotel at Siem Reap was excellent. We travelled in a comfortable, air conditioned SUV. Guide was competent. Saw alot of birds and firsts. Food was great. Day at Angkor Wat was perfect accompaniment. Highly recommended.

    Warren Bilkey Avatar Warren Bilkey
    April 30, 2018
  • positive review  Terrific experience with CBGA guides over a four day period. I had the pleasure to spend time with Kunthea Chhoun, Yeat, and Nara Duong. They we all so knowledgable and fantastic people to spend my days with.

    Dave Nemazie Avatar Dave Nemazie
    November 5, 2018
  • positive review  I took a half day evening tour with CBGA in January. It was a perfect tour. My guide, Sean, and our driver picked me up from my hotel and we drive out of town to the marshlands. We saw 56 different species and a beautiful sunset. Please don’t hesitate to use this tour company.

    Ruth Roling Devereaux Avatar Ruth Roling Devereaux
    February 26, 2019
  • 5 star review  My wife and I recently did a 16 day trip with CBGA. The first couple of days at the beginning were with guide Yeat at the temples around Siem Reap. We really enjoyed the experience and found Yeat to be a kind and knowledgeable guide. The next two weeks were with bird guide Nara and driver Da touring some of the best birding sites in Cambodia. The trip was flawlessly organized and well executed by their entire team. We had a great time and saw over 300 species of birds including several difficult to see species. Nara is an expert birder and guide, and a lot of fun to be with. Thank you CBGA team for the exceptional trip.

    Bob Steele Avatar Bob Steele
    March 20, 2018
  • 5 star review  I love this group work in the term of wildlife conservation and local livelihood support through Eco tours.!

    Khun Ratana Avatar Khun Ratana
    February 11, 2017
  • 5 star review  The guides were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic to have us all there and share the information. The Phnom Krom half day tour started early in the morning so that we could see as many birds as possible. The lunch they brought with was delicious and included in the price. I appreciate all that they’re doing in the name of conservation and would highly recommend them.

    Sharlee Hughes Avatar Sharlee Hughes
    March 14, 2018
  • 5 star review  In June 2017, I did a 3 days tour for birdwatching and bird photo in Northern Cambodia (Siem Reap and Northern Plains). It is a great place for birding, with a large number of specie, where some are really very rare and difficult to find. Actually it is the second time that I spend time for birding with these guides.My guide from CBGA has an excellent knowledge of the places where to find birds, but also an amazing bird culture: he knows every songs and noises of any bird you may hear in Cambodia.Last but not least, the guide's English is excellent, and he is a very friendly and sympathetic guy. It was a great pleasure to enjoy birding with him (he is as passionated as I am) and I'm looking forward to spending another bird tour with this association.Obviously, I strongly recommend CBGA and its guides.

    Olivier Picard Avatar Olivier Picard
    June 9, 2017
  • 5 star review  Bird watching with CBGA in May/June 2017 was an amazing cultural and Ornithology experience. It was a perfect combination of visiting UNESCO site Angkor Wat and viewing endemic and endangered species that are difficult to find. Several unique habitats and locations were investigated because of their superb driving skills and the guide knowledge. This organization truly supports the establishment of local eco tourism development as a means to protect wildlife.

    Sally Wilder Pfeiffer Avatar Sally Wilder Pfeiffer
    June 9, 2017