Birding in April

Old Feb 18th, 2007, 01:19 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 195
Birding in April

OK... our itinerary is shaping up. We'll have Pn Heary for the first 2 days of our Cambodia visit, during which we will be going to Tonle Sap lake, and Koh Ker.

There is a wildlife sanctuary just North of Koh Ker. Has anyone been bird watching in that area? If so, what kinds of birds might we see in early April? W arrive in Siem Reap on march 31st.

Mark-
zengeos is offline  
Old Feb 18th, 2007, 03:42 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 458
We did bird watching in conjunction with our trip to Tonle Sap at Prek Toal bird sanctuary. We just continued on past the villages, past the coffins in the trees, for about 1 more hour to the sanctuary. You stop at a floating sort of ranger station about half way there, to pay the entrance fee and see a few exhibits.

We only saw one other boat out there. The birds were amazing. It is rookery type birding, just viewing from the boat. Take binoculars. We are avid birders and go nowhere without ours. No land at all and all of the birds are in trees. One tree could have nearly 1000 cranes, etc. Most every large tree had birds in nests. It was quite a great day!

You can google Prek Toal. It comes up with many websites and there you can find bird lists.
connette is offline  
Old Feb 18th, 2007, 04:52 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 195
I was under the impreion that Prek Toal is closed in April. We're definitely going to Ang Trapeang Thmor.

zengeos is offline  
Old Feb 18th, 2007, 09:51 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 458
We were there in December, but...just read on this site http://www.wcs.org/media/file/CBN_8_...o_Birdlist.pdf
that "during April and May,incredible concentrations of large waterbirds can be seen around Prek Toal". There is also a bird list, charts and 17 some pages of info. Good birding to you!
connette is offline  
Old Feb 19th, 2007, 02:20 AM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 195
Thanks for the excellent PDF link!

It explains why it's unlikely we'll be able to get into the area. commercial fishing barricades and very low water make it difficult to get into.

Mark-
zengeos is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mokka4
Europe
2
Mar 6th, 2019 12:02 PM
linda8
United States
7
Aug 8th, 2010 12:32 PM
stevelyon
United States
4
Apr 1st, 2008 05:51 AM
spy
Africa & the Middle East
11
Jan 10th, 2008 12:27 PM
Marko
Europe
7
Feb 2nd, 2004 03:36 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO