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Aug 19th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Birding in Siem Reap Area???

Dear Friends,
Has anyone been bird watching in Siem Reap?If so, details please.I will be there in Dec.I hear there is a couple of great parks to bird in.Need help with this please,
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Aug 19th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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There used to be a company that would take you by boat to an area of Tonele Sap renowned for its abundance of birds. We were not able to go when we were there - the water level wasn't right. I don't know if this company still exists, but I'll be someone here knows.
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Aug 22nd, 2013, 06:57 PM
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Hi, I found the name of the place you want to go: Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary. I'm sure this will be easy to arrange once you get there.
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Aug 22nd, 2013, 07:47 PM
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You could try contacting this organization (or just look at the website for ideas about where to go) http://www.samveasna.org/
(apparently a well respected organization). We were orginally planning to go to Prek Toal when we were in Siem Reap a couple years ago but ultimately didn't. We were exploring the idea with Ponheary Ly (famous on this board), but it seemed that boat/entry prices had gone up a lot and conditions sounded iffy. But who knows what you might be able to arrange. Pictures look great! If you go, hope you'll report back here about it!
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Aug 23rd, 2013, 01:09 PM
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We went to Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary with the Sam Veasna center in February, 2013. (I have yet to finish my trip report). This part of the trip was a definite highlight, but it was also "roughing it" meaning there are long hours in the boat, intense heat, sleeping in the floating village and climbing into tree-top bird blinds. We are not birders, but the couple we traveled with are. All of us, including our guide, had some amazing sightings that day. I would do it again, despite the discomforts.
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Aug 23rd, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Yes,the cost for Cambodia birding is some what high.$180.00 dollars per person.If single double the price!Thats for Prek Toal bird Sanctuaryw/lunch.Just looking for day trips.


I have contacted the Samveasna office.Wow,they have lots of birding tours in different spots near Siem Reap.They dont post the costs on the site.U have to keep e mailing them.
Let u all know how it goes.
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Aug 23rd, 2013, 06:46 PM
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There is another company you may want to check. It's OSMOSE. They do day trips and overnights. www.osmosetonlesap.net/www/english/accueil.php Part of the money goes back to the community.

Sam Veasna Center is also good. I like the Tonle Sap Waterbirds and Floating Village Adventure. There are several to check out.

Also can look at Beyond Unique Escapes. They may do a Prek Toal day trip. See if this works:

http://www.beyonduniqueescapes.com/c...xperience.html
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