Overview

This short extension targets the rarely seen endemics and near endemics of Cambodia. A short stop around the outskirts of Phnom Penh should give us the recently discovered Cambodian Tailorbird before we head to Mount Aural in the Cardomom Mountains. The lush, evergreen forests that cloak the mountain are home to the endemic Cambodian Laughingthrush and near-endemic Chestnut-headed Partridge. We conclude the tour at an area of remote grasslands where we hope to find the very rare Chinese Grassbird and little-known Manchurian Reed Warbler with chances too of the seldom-seen Asian Golden Weaver.

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Cambodian Laughingthrush, Cambodian Tailorbird, Chestnut-headed Partridge, Chinese Grassbird, Manchurian Reed Warbler, Asian Golden Weaver
Habitats Covered
grasslands, woodland, cultivation, rice fields, lowland broad-leaved and tropical moist forest
Expected Climate
humid in the lowlands with occassional rain showers
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
Our Mega tours are very fast-paced birding adventures designed for the dedicated lister and serious birder. The focus of the tour is to see as many of the endemics and area specials as possible in our given time. In order to cover the necessary route to maximise the species list we tend to spend a single night at most sites and travel large distances. There is very little down time aside from that spent driving from one site to the next. These tours are not suitable for dedicated or avid photographers; inexperienced or new birders; as well as anyone with serious mobility or health challenges.
Accommodation
lodges and guesthouses mostly of a simple to good standard. 2 nights of basic camping on Mount Aural
Ease of Birding
moderate with some very tricky species
Photographic Opportunities
average
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LM

Rockjumper's office staff continue with their excellent high level of client services. Prompt, concise and courteous replies are a trade-mark of the Rockjumper staff.

I had a wonderful time. Our Rockjumper guide, Holly Faithfull, was terrific. She made the cruise, which was already excellent, even better.

CJ

The B&BG Tour was the trip of a lifetime for me. Rockjumper did everything just right. The birds and animals, the accommodations, and especially Wayne were all top notch. Although Wayne is relatively new to Rockjumper, he is definitely a keeper – personable, a keen observer, and a natural leader. He really made the tour more than “just another birding trip”. This is certainly a tour that I would enthusiastically recommend to anyone, although I am seriously considering South Africa next. Alison was wonderfully helpful, especially for finding a U.S. travel agent who booked affordable and reliable airline tickets for me.

P

André, who escorted us on four drives, is a superb tracker with great knowledge of the reserve and its denizens. He is also an expert on the birdlife of southern Africa and was able to bring the bush to life for us with knowledge of all that we saw.

A

A massive thanks has to go to André, the ranger, he was exceptional. His knowledge of wildlife was incredible. We were able to learn so much about the animals, plants and he is the 'bird' guru!! We cant thank him enough for his time, going out of his way to show us everything possible, we saw everything.

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