Tmatboey – the Ibis Village is a flagship site situated in the Northern Plains within the Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, about 200km northwest from Siem Reap. It is the most significant ground for the two global critically endangered Giant Ibis and White-shouldered Ibis. The conservation project at Tmatboey was set up by the Cambodian Government (ministry of environment), conservation NGOs and Tmatboey village.
Tmatboey also supports other target species such as Woolly-necked Stork, Indian Spotted Eagle, Grey- headed Fish Eagle and White-rumped Falcon. The Pale-capped Pigeon is another highlight along with an amazing diversity of woodpeckers. Our local guides have made a special effort to find owls on their night roosts, allowing comfortable daytime viewing of Brown Fish Owl, Spotted Wood Owl and Brown Wood Owl.
Within this 2night birding trip at Tmatboey, you will have enough time to see all the species at Tmatboey at no rush. We will spend whole days birdwatching in the Deciduous Dipterocarp forest to see other birds including the target species above. We will also stay late in the forest until dark for Nightjar (Franklin’s and Large-tailed) and Owl (Oriental Scops Owl and Barn Owl). Headlight and torch are recommended to take along with you.