Rainbow Lodge is immersed in nature, backing directly onto Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary. We allow nature to run its course as much as we can, while still maintaining health and safety for our guests and staff.
We have had a number of significant sightings at or near Rainbow Lodge. For example:
- The only sighting of the Eared Pitta (Hydrornis phayrei) in Cambodia.
- The only evidence that the Hooded Pitta (Pitta sordida) breeds in Cambodia. It is general considered a passage migrant but we saw an adult with a fledging.
- The only sighting of the Brown-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa muttui) in Cambodia.
- More sightings of the Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia) than anywhere else in Cambodia.
- A new species of planthopper described: Sogana chartieri Constant, 2019.
- Several more species of insects and spiders that are likely to be new to science but have not yet been described.
If you want to see more about the species that have been recorded at or near Rainbow Lodge, here is a search of iNaturalist. Note that this is far from complete, as we have many observations that have yet to be recorded in iNaturalist. It would be great if you could contribute to the knowledge of Cambodian biodiversity by adding your own nature observations to iNaturalist!
You can also see more about the fauna and flora of the area on Gee Chartier’s nature site.