Best time to visit Cambodia

Birdwatching at Prek Toal

The sanctuary offers a great birdwatching experience and much more

Birdwatching at Prek Toal in Cambodia - Best Time
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Considered as on of the most important breeding grounds in Southeast Asia, Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary covers 31,282 hectares and is home to more than 150 bird species. It is a Ramsar site, part of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve at the cognominal lake. Wonderful natural landscapes and high botanical diversity makes this place worth visiting for everyone.

There is a great opportunity to arrange an overnight stay in a floating village nearby, which can be an unforgettable experience. The best time of year for viewing is the dry season when migratory birds congregate at Prek Toal. Large flocks of storks and pelicans are almost guaranteed from January to May, along with herons, egrets, Asian openbills, greater and lesser adjutants and other species. As the dry season progresses and the water goes away, the number of birds increases.

 Spot Billed Pelicans
Spot Billed Pelicans
A Spot Billed Pelican
A Spot Billed Pelican
Little Egret
Little Egret
Great Cormorants on a tree
Great Cormorants on a tree

Birdwatching at Prek Toal Map & Location