Kratie

Special Tour Overnight

KRATIE

Kratie boat trip on the Mekong river to see the Mekong Wagtail and Irrawaddy dolphin
Kratie boat trip on the Mekong river to see the Mekong Wagtail and Irrawaddy dolphin

Kratie is considered one of the must-see places in north-eastern Cambodia. There are two birding hotspots around Kratie town.  One site is in the small marshes, where we would expect to see large numbers of weavers including Asian Golden and Streaked Weaver, as well as other wetland birds. The other site is at Kampi. Here (on day 2 of our journey) we will travel by boat along the Mekong River, searching for the Mekong Wagtail (Motacilla Samveasnae) which is restricted to channel island habitats. Along the way, we should see some more Irrawaddy River Dolphins.

Bird Species at Kratie:

The keys birds at Kratie are: Mekong Wagtail, Small Pratincole, Asian Golden Weaver, Grey-throated Sand-martin, Rudy-breasted Crake, White-browed Crake, Plain-backed Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Bunting, and the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin. See Kratie full bird checklist here

 

 

Typical itinerary for Kratie Tour

We often arrive in Kratie town, late afternoon, after a journey from the northern plains. After visiting Kratie, we often can travel on to a number of other destinations including: Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary (in the Eastern Plains), Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. We normally stay in a simple hotel in Kratie town, near the Mekong river. Following is the sample itinerary for Kratie:

Day 1: Afternoon arrival Kratie; explore the marshland by Kratie town

Arriving in Kratie around 3pm, we will birding around the marshes and ricefield for Asian Golden Weaver and a variety of wetland birds. (if time allows the group will check in the hotel first). We will spend the night in town before the trip for Mekong Wagtail and Irrawady Dolphin the following day. We will be staying overnight in Kratie.

Day 2: AM Mekong boat trip at Kampi Pool, PM transfer to next destination

This morning we will enjoy the boat trip at Kampi pool along the Mekong River looking for the Mekong Wagtail, Irrawaddy Dolphin and other riverine species.  After a few hours spent on the boat, we will travel back to Kratie to check out and have lunch before transfer to next destination (Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary or Chaktomuk Marshland)


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