Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (KSWS)
Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Mondulkiri province in the eastern plains with forests of semi-evergreen, evergreen, DDF, and Bamboo, is protected as one of the important reserves for wildlife – birds and especially mammals.
It is home to the largest population of Black-shanked Douc in the world, along with Northern Pig-tailed and Long-tailed Macaque and Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon. It is also land of woodpeckers especially the largest woodpecker in the world – Great Slaty Woodpecker. Other species such as White-bellied, Laced, Heart-spotted and Black-and-buff Woodpeckers, Golden-crested Myna, Red-vented Barbets, Pin-tailed Green-pigeons and hornbills.
Birds: Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Green Peafowl, Orange-necked and Green-legged Partridges, Red-vented Barbet, Grey-faced Tit-babbler, Golden-crested Myna, Siamese Fireback, Bar-bellied and Blue-rumped Pittas, Great, and Indian Pied Hornbill, Red-headed Trogon,
Mammals: Black-shanked Douc, Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon, Northern Pig-tailed, and Long-tailed Macaque.
We spend three nights (or at least two nights) at the Mondulkiri Hotel in Senmonoron town about 40 minutes away to the main birding site in Seima.
A typical birding trip to KSWS is usually done as an add-on with others sites, with a 3-night stay in Senmonorom, spending one day and a half at Seima and a half day at Dakdam Highland. Oftenly arrive in late afternoon from Kratie.
A special tour of 1-day or 2-day-1night trekking is offered for visitors from Senmorom to Jahoo Gibbon Camp.