• Tonle Sap Lake and the Prek Toal Waterbird Colony is home to hundreds of Spot-billed Pelicans.
  • Oriental Darters struggle through much of their original range but are still common at Prek Toal and Tonle Sap.
  • Small lizards were common throughout our tour. Here's a striped tree skink (Lipinia vittigera).
  • Streak-eared Bulbul is a common species in secondary growth.
  • We leisurely watched this Spotted Wood Owl at a day roost for nearly an hour. What a great way to see owls!
  • Red-headed Vultures still persist in the remote northern forests of Cambodia.
  • Winter plumage Spotted Redshank, Cambodia.
  • Tonle Sap Lake and the Prek Toal Waterbird Colony is home to hundreds of Spot-billed Pelicans.
  • Small Buttonquail are very hard to find, and even hard to get looks at! This bird, only barely longer than a Lanceolated Warbler, flushed from grasslands north of Tonle Sap.
  • A successful Oriental Darter!
  • Oriental Scops Owl near Prey Veng village.
  • A showy Purple Heron at Prek Toal waterbird colony.
  • Red-headed Vultures still persist in the remote northern forests of Cambodia.
  • The sap sucking tendencies of the Rufous-bellied Woodpecker make it easy to observe once found.
  • Shikra was one of the commonest raptors we encountered.
  • An Oriental Darter cruises past our boat on our morning trip to Prek Toal.
  • The recently described Mekong Wagtail is only found along the sandy islands of the Mekong.
  • Lesser Adjutant at Prek Toal.
  • A skulking Lanceolated Warbler in the rice paddies near Siem Reap.
  • Irrawaddy Dolphins can still be found in the wide Mekong River at Kratie.

Our inaugural tour to Cambodia, January 23-February 6, 2017, was so wonderful we couldn’t fit all of the highlights into one photo gallery. Here is the first batch of photos from this two-week adventure. All photos by the leader, Aaron Lang.

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