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Phnom Penh Birding Experience

from $65.00

This is the perfect option for a half day birding tour in Phnom Penh and would prefer to head out birding and enjoy good views of several wetland birds, water birds and especially the Cambodia Tailorbird and Blue – winged Pitta.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Discovery, Photography
    • Activity Level Fairly Easy
      2/8
    • Group Size Small Group
      10
    All about the Phnom Penh Birding Experience.

    This is the perfect option for a half day birding tour in Phnom Penh and would prefer to head out birding and enjoy good views of several wetland birds, water birds and especially the Cambodia Tailorbird and Blue – winged Pitta.

    Our trip will begin with a 6am and 2:30pm pick up from your hotel after which we will drive east to the wetland area of Mekong River. Here we will enjoy views of Black Drongo, Chinese Pond Heron, Zebra Dove, Indian Roller, Bee-Eater, White-breasted waterhen, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-Tailed Jacana, Bronze winged jacana, Javan Pond-Heron, Common Snipe, Common Greenshank and a numerous of wetland birds.

    Then, we have a short and easy walk through the small forest with a short audio to see Cambodia Tailorbird. The Cambodian tailorbird is a species of bird endemic to Cambodia, likely confined to a single dense shrub habitat in the floodplain of the Mekong river. It was first discovered and recorded by scientists in 2009 in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, during avian influenza checks. During this time, we also view Rufescent Prinia, Scaly Breasted Munia, Little Green Bee Eater, Pied bushchat male and female, Pied Fantail and luckily the Purple Sunbird, Kingfisher and Large Billed Crow.

    The tour is concluded with lunch or dinner in Phnom Penh city before we head back and end the trip at your hotel.

    Tour at a glance

    Top Birds: Cambodia Tailorbird, Blue – winged Pitta, Chinese Pond Heron, Zebra Dove, Indian Roller, Bee-Eater, White-breasted waterhen, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-Tailed Jacana, Bronze winged jacana, little cormorant, little ringed plover, Whimbrel, Cattle Egret, Javan Pond-Heron, Common Snipe, Common Greenshank , brown shrike and a numerous of wetland birds.

    Note: For the Blue – winged Pitta will have a chance to see them from June to August as the breeding season.

    • Depart 5:30am – 1:30pm and 2:30pm – 6:30pm
    • Walking distance 3 or 4 km through the easy pace
    • Species: 20 to 40
    • Min group size: 2
    • Max group size: 10
    • Photographic Opportunity: Excellent
    • Tour Fee (Per Person): USD 65
    • Private tour fee is from 2pax with 25% extra

    Note: Please prepare some breakfast or any foods for your personal meal during the trip.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Local birding guide
    • Purified drinking water, some fruit and lunch or dinner at local restaurant
    • Share binocular and supported vehicle
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel insurance
    • Miscellaneous personal expenses and tips
    1. Day 1 Half day bird watching in Phnom Penh

      We will pick you up from your accommodation in Phnom Penh at 5:30am for the morning tour, or you could go to our meeting point at Independent Monument of Phnom Penh by your own. Then, we get a ferry crossing Mekong river and drive to our birding side. On the arrival of the natural lake where the local farmers they growing lotus, paddy rice and other vegetables, we will start to watch any birds such as little egret, Chinese porn heron, tern, Indian Roller, Bee-Eater, White-breasted waterhen, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-Tailed Jacana, Bronze winged jacana, oriental cormorant, Bee eater  and a numerous of wetland birds. We also have a chance to see some of little Cormorant, oriental darter before we had a packed breakfast and take an easy walk to the Cambodian Tailor Bird habitat. The Cambodian tailorbird is a species of bird endemic to Cambodia, likely confined to a single dense shrub habitat in the floodplain of the Mekong river. Continuously, we get on our private vehicle support drive to the habitat of Blue – winged Pitta and back to Phnom Penh city for lunch before we getting back to your hotel.

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    • Please exchange your currency to Khmer currency in Riel as properly for personal using on the trip
    • Refill water bottle to reduce plastic waste where in the Cambodian countryside, recycling facilities for plastic are nonexistent, and people burn their waste. It will releases toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, dioxins and furans which can cause cancer, impotence, asthma and a myriad of other allergies.
    • Not much to bring as our trips are all inclusive. We do suggest you to bring appropriate clothing to fit the season and a day pack to carry extra snacks and water. Here is some of the items that you can on it:
      • Shoes, sunglasses and sun cream with SPF+
      • Mosquito repellent
      • Camera or smart phone for taking some photo during the trip and make sure their battery are enough
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