After being isolated from the birding and travelling world for so long, Cambodia has emerged as one of South-east Asia’s finest birding and cultural destinations. Our comprehensive tour covers the spectacular and world-renowned temples of Angkor Watt before heading through some of Cambodia’s most important birding areas. The famous Prek Toal water-bird colony and sanctuary at the north-westerly edge of Tonle Sap Lake will offer us the best opportunity to observe the sought-after Greater and Lesser Adjutants, Milky and Painted Storks Grey-headed Fish Eagle and Black-headed Ibis. We can expect to find a large population of wintering Sarus Cranes at Ang Trapeng Thmor before moving onwards to Tmatboey and the Florican grasslands for the Critically Endangered Bengal Florican, Giant and White-shouldered Ibis, Blossom-headed Parakeet and White-rumped Falcon.
A boat trip on the Mekong River near Kratie should afford us views of the recently described Mekong Wagtail as well as several other wetland, water-edge and thicket species before we head to the capital city of Phnom Penh for the recently described endemic Cambodian Tailorbird. Our tour concludes at Aural Mountain, clad in evergreen forests, this site is home to the endemic Cambodian Laughingthrush and near endemic Chestnut-headed Partridge.