Kampong Trach Sarus Crane Reserve

Anlong Pring Bird Sanctuary near Kampong Trach was designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and Cambodia’s second sarus crane reserve in 2011. The reserve covers 217 hectares of grassland, mangrove and salt marsh, in an area close to Kep and Kampot which is home to around 300 sarus cranes. The birds are drawn to the area from mid-November until early May when they migrate to northern Cambodia. The sarus crane is a striking bird - one of the world’s largest in full flight, the bright red head is in stark contrast to the grey plumage. Seeing these creatures in their natural habitat or in flight is a rare privilege that will thrill even the most casual of birder. The reserve can be visited on the journey from Phnom Penh to Kep or Kampot, and makes for a great wildlife experience when visiting Cambodia’s south coast.

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