Travels with birds in Cambodia’s wild landscapes (Part 2/2)

–Text by Anand Krishnan; Images by Chaitanya Deshpande (CD) and Vaibhhav Sinha (VS)  (This is the second of the two-part story on birds and natural history of Cambodia. Take it away Anand!) Cambodia’s Northern Plains harbor one of the largest remaining expanses of dry deciduous dipterocarp forest in Southeast Asia, and this habitat has been identified as crucial to the conservation and survival of a number of species. A two-day visit to this forest (under the auspices of the Sam Veasna Centre) was the highlight of our trip to Cambodia. The village of Tmatboey in Preah Vihear province is one of … Continue reading Travels with birds in Cambodia’s wild landscapes (Part 2/2)

Travels with birds in Cambodia’s wild landscapes (Part 1/2)

–Text by Anand Krishnan; Images by Chaitanya Deshpande (CD) and Vaibhhav Sinha (VS) (This is the first of a two-part story on birds and natural history of Cambodia. Take it away Anand!) Bordered on its north, east and west by Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, respectively, and with a short coastline along its Southern border, the Kingdom of Cambodia is a country of unique geographic and cultural history. The basin of the Mekong river, and in particular the closely associated Tonle Sap (Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater body), with its seasonally inundated floodplain, served as the ‘rice bowl’ of the Angkorian civilization … Continue reading Travels with birds in Cambodia’s wild landscapes (Part 1/2)