Monday, March 3, 2014

The Birds of Cambodia - an annotated checklist

I just got an email announcing an important addition to those interested in SE Asian ornithology and conservation...

Even though the international importance of the Cambodian bird fauna is widely recognised, the only review to date was confined to pre-1970s records for 399 bird species. As information on Cambodian birds has grown exponentially since the 1990s, the country has needed a national treatment synthesizing latest knowledge on its fascinating avifauna for some time.

The Birds of Cambodia - An Annotated Checklist is a landmark publication that addresses this need. It stems from 12 years of ornithological surveys and observations, coupled with six years of collation and review of all available records. The book exhaustively documents the entire bird fauna of Cambodia and identifies all bird species of national conservation concern. As such, it provides an authoritative basis for a national red data book and future conservation legislation.

The book consists of three parts and includes 48 colour plates illustrating major habitats, conservation threats and over 80 bird species photographed in the wild in Cambodia.

The introduction describes the country’s natural geography, major habitats, protected areas, ornithological history and survey coverage, then goes on to review conservation successes and challenges and provide guidance for novice birdwatchers.

A systematic section forms the heart of the book and presents peer-reviewed accounts for the 598 bird species currently confirmed for Cambodia. The accounts synthesize latest knowledge on seasonal occurrence, abundance, distribution and habitat, including notes on breeding and conservation. English, Latin, French and Khmer names, including transliteration, are provided for each species. Detailed reviews of records are also provided for rarities and all species of conservation concern, together with a proposed national conservation category.

Several appendices complete the book. These include a reference checklist for Cambodian birds, tables of nationally threatened species and potential future species additions, census results for globally threatened species and a geographical gazetteer.

In addition to stimulating interest and awareness among the general public, The Birds of Cambodia - An Annotated Checklist will undoubtedly become an indispensable reference for conservationists and ornithologists in Cambodia, as well as all bird watchers visiting the Kingdom.

All proceeds from sales of the publication will be used to build awareness and capacity for bird conservation among young Cambodians.

Copies can be obtained from Fauna & Flora International Cambodia Programme, #19, Street 360, Boeng Keng Kong 1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Email:


The Urban Birder said...

Hi Dave,

Hope you're well mate.

I really enjoy your blog and I am writing to ask if you would consider contributing as a Guest Blogger to my new website that my team and I are currently working on.

We are launching The Urban Birder Club later in the summer. It will be an online resource for Urban Birders everywhere and will feature all the information that an Urban Birder would want. From urban sightings news to conservation issues affecting the urban birding global village to the latest offers and discounts. It will be the first of it’s kind in the world and hopefully, serve a valuable purpose.

We are also featuring guest blogs from bloggers like yourself, so to that end I would like you invite you to send us a blog for future publishing. We are looking for pieces between 600-800 words with pictures – if you can supply them and hold the copyright.

The pieces should not be time sensitive i.e ‘My day on the patch yesterday’ but can be general i.e ‘ Santiago in the summertime’.

We are specifically looking for pieces on the following subjects:

Urban Birding Tips – your personal advice and experience to help make urban birding even more enjoyable.

Urban Bird Conservation – the latest research and conservation measures regarding urban ornithology. Note that our audience will be largely enthusiastic amateurs so please angle your piece towards laypeople and not scientists.

My patch – an introduction to your local urban patch and the birds that you have found there.

Urban art – a great chance to showcase your latest art project whether it be photography, painting, sculpturing or graffiti.

You can either originate a piece or send us a blog that you have previously written. If you are interested then please let us know and supply you piece to us by May 31st 2014.

The address is:

Many thanks

David Lindo
The Urban Birder

Unknown said...

The Modern Beachfront House

Here is the house is located on the exclusive residential street and adjoins extensive park to the south and beautiful beachfront to the east, leading to furniture shop in Cambodia
construction materials said.

By this way this house has twenty five meters of glazing capture the completely eastern beachfront of the property.

One more thing this expansive room is catered for the marble and timber finished kitchen with chef’s scullery and abundant cold and dry storage behind.

Anyway the internal and external palette of finishes of natural timbers and stone cohesively create a tropical, modern and comfortable ambience, and the tall mature trees matching the scale of the house are intentionally located about the property to frame the beachfront, the main entrance and internal courtyard.

Indeed the two palms boarder the swimming pool as the wet edge between graces length of the timber colonnade softening within the timber battens and palm fronds that backed by the ambient aqua glow of the swimming pool.

Unknown said...

Eco-friendly sanctum by Jack Poles and Richard Feis

Most believe that in order to achieve a green environment in bathroom design, sacrificing of glamor and appeal is inevitable. However, according to reliable furniture shop in Phnom Penh construction materials information, designer Jack Poles and Richard Feis showed that the idea was not always true with the featured bathroom renovation.
"We wanted the suite to feel like a spa – to have a real sense of luxury and indulgence," Feis stated. "At the same time, it had to reflect the eco-friendly design concepts that define the whole house."
"Because this is a very long and rather narrow bathroom, we added strong vertical elements to the cabinetry," added Poles. "These display cabinets frame the separate his-and-hers vanities."
To further the sustainability, the duo opted recycled porcelain tiles.
The bathroom featured a shower room at the end of the bathroom equipped with electrical technology. The grandeur of the bathroom was a bathtub tucked to another end which created a sense of high drama with its traditional look and a curtain to retain privacy.

Unknown said...

Classical flair by Lisa Steinbach Schecter

As successful furniture shop in Cambodia
construction materials informed, designed by Lisa Steinbach Schecter, the presented kitchen adopt the bygone profile of French architecture with a little twist.
"The overall theme is of a classic Connecticut-style kitchen, complete with beaded inset distressed cabinetry and detailing such as turned posts on the island," said Schecter. "However, the kitchen also achieves an individual air through elements of French chic and a customized predominant color."
"It was central to the family's needs to have a breakfast table within easy reach of the preparation areas," the designer claimed. "A round farmhouse table was in keeping with the classic styling. Chairs at the end of the island draw family members in and a walk in pantry provides easy access."
"Walnut floors, stained chocolate brown, extend the classic Connecticut styling and provide another counterpoint to the light-toned walls," she added.