After decades of war, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have once again opened their doors to visitors. They are becoming increasingly popular with all kinds of tourists, not least birdwatchers who are arriving in numbers to visit the many national parks and reserves that harbour a bounty of amazing species. This is not surprising since the three countries boast about 1,000 species of birds including such rarities as Bengal Florican, Giant Ibis, Green Peafowl and Vietnamese Cutia.
Two hundred and fifty-two of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia's most interesting and spectacular birds are featured in this concise and easy-to-use guide, with each illustrated in full colour with key information on ID, habitat and distribution.
Peter Davidson is an expert on the birds of South-East Asia, having studies and photographed them for many years and worked on various projects for BirdLife International in the region. He now works for the Bird Studies Canada Programme in British Columbia.