Chea lives with his wife and two children in Siem Reap. He has been birding since the age of 19 after finished high school – Sarus Crane is the bird of motivation to attract him to do birdwatching. Chea started guiding in 2009 and later promoted as a senior bird guide in 2014 after successfully guided for many big groups with long itineraries. He has a high skill in bird identification and would work the hardest to find target species for his clients. As a co-founder of CBGA, he thinks it is important that people get the best experience and get inspired by nature, for them to support wildlife conservation and sustainable livelihood for local communities.
Beside of guiding, Chea has been contributing his time to CBGA’s projects and sharing his rich knowledge to others by coordinated on the training of cross-culture, entomology, butterfly, plant for the guides. He has been in Malaysia for Bird Race, the Philippines for Philippines Bird Festival, Laos for Inspection Bird Trip, and Thailand and Singapore for exploring.