Bird Sanctuary

Prek Toal Bird Sanctuary 

Bird Sanctuary

The Bird Sanctuary at the Prek Toal core area of the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve has been called ''the single most important breeding ground in Southeast Asia for globally threatend large waterbirds ' 'The Blosphere covers 31.282 hectares at the northwest tip of the Tonle Sap Lake and plays host to speciels includings Greater and Lesser Adjuncts Black-headed lbispainted Stork Milky Spot -billed pelican Grey Headed Fish Eaqle and many more species Of the three Biosphere core areas on the Tonle sap Lake Prek Toal is the most accessible from Siem reap and the most popular with birdwatchers The best time of your for viewing is the dry season ( December-May ) when flocke of migratory birds congregate at Prek Toal As the dry season progresses and the water recedes the number of birds increases but the travel to some of the more important viewing areas becoms more difficult. Arrange a trip to prek toal through your guesthouse or a tour operator To do it yourself take a moto or Taxi from siem reap to the Chong Khneas boat dock Arrangs a boat to the prek toal Environmental Research Station (starting at $60 return.) a $20 entrance fee and $30 for a gueded boat tour of the sanctuary the Research Station has information on the area's flora and fauna There are also basic overninght accommodations it you want to stay the night to take full advantage of the sunset  and early morning veiwing hours