Cambodia’s Eastern Plain, Mondulkiri’s Evergreen Forest
Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Mondulkiri province, in the eastern plains. With Bamboo forest, dry dipterocarp forest, evergreen and semi-evergreen forest, this protected area is one of the most important reserves for wild birds and mammals.
It is home to several species of apes and monkeys, such as the Black-shanked Douc, the Pig-tailed and Long-tailed Macaque, and the Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon.
It is also a land of woodpeckers, which include: the Grey Slaty Woodpecker (the world’s largest woodpecker), the White-bellied, Laced, Heart-spotted and Black-and-buff Woodpeckers. Also found here are: Golden-crested Myna, Red-vented Barbet, Pin-tailed Green-pigeon 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 Oriental Pied Hornbill and the Red-headed Trogon
Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary bird checklist
We normally spend three nights (but a minimum of two nights) at a simple hotel Mondulkiri town. This is about 40 minutes away to the main birding site in Seima.
A typical birding trip to KSWS is usually done as an add-on to other sites, such as Kratie. Tmatbeoy, or Kampong Thom. A special 2-day trekking tour (with an overnight stay), from Senmorom to Andong Kraloeng the Jahoo Gibbon Camp, is also possible for visitors.