Tmatboey (TB)

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.

White-shouldered Ibis


Giant Ibis, White-shouldered Ibis, White-rumped Pygmy-falcon, Pale-capped Pigeon, Chinese Francolin,  Woolly-necked Stork, Black-headed woodpecker, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, White-browed Fantail, Indochinese Bushlark, Rufous-bellied Eagled, Violet Cuckoo, Indian Spotted Eagle, Savanna Nightjar, Large-tailed Nightjar, Oriental Scops Owl, Barn Owl, Brown Fish Owl, Spotted Wood Owl, Brown Wood Owl… nearly 300 species recorded in the reserve

White-rumped Falcon


Tmatboey offers a basic accommodation by 5 surrounding bungalows, each one containing 2 twin-solar powered en-suite rooms, and its central dinner hall, where a few different dishes of local food will be served for the guests.


A typical trip to Tmatboey usually starts from Siem Reap after Florican Grassland, with a 2-night stay at the Tmatboey lodge.


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