Mekong Wagtail and Irrawaddy Dolphin Site

This location at Kratie is usually visited before or after Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary. North of Kratie, the Mekong River flows through Riverine forest and supports a rich array of nesting birds including several species of terms, waders, swallows and large waterbirds.

A visit here will include a boat trip at the Kampi Pools about 15km North of Kratie, where the Mekong has scoured out deep pools which provide a feeding and breeding area for the Irrawaddy Dolphin and a site for the Mekong Wagtail and other riverine species such as the River Lapwing and Small Pranticole.
Before setting off for the long drive back to Siem Reap birding in rice paddy and scrub around Kratie should spot Asian Golden and Streaked Weavers.

Accommodation in Kratie is in clean aircon rooms with ensuite bathrooms, Western and Khmer food is available.



Birds: Mekong Wagtail, Cambodian Tailorbird, Asian Golden Weaver, Yellow-breasted Bunting

Mammals: Irrawaddy Dolphin


Accessible all year.


Large low-land river with small rocky islands covered in dense bush.


Supplementary Feeding for Critically Endangered Vultures

SVC funds Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary Vulture Restaurant $15,000 a year in addition to tourism funding. There are three Critically Endangered Vulture species in Cambodia – White-rumped, Red-headed and Slender-billed Vultures.

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