Lean was born in the countryside about 60 km from Siem Reap and has moved to live the city since 2005 for education. He began his work as a bird guide in 2014 and since then enjoy traveling and become a fan for nature and wildlife conservation. He loves the vision and mission of CBGA and excited to be part of the team to promote ecotourism for wildlife conservation in Cambodia. He has been in a position working with many different local communities to develop eco-tourism services, and with local bird guides to improve the bird guiding and identification skills. He also in charge of CBGA activities like bird survey, site inspection, environmental education program, and bird club for students.
Lean has led many tours across Cambodia for small groups of individuals and big groups from international birding tour companies. He is flexible and great at communication, bird identification and problem-solving. Plus his confident manner makes all his clients enjoyed birding with him.
He likes traveling for birding to enrich his knowledge and experiences. He went for bird racing events a few time in Malaysia to Fraser’s Hill, Kuala Kubu Bharu, and Selangor. He also went birding with the team to Borneo and Thailand at Keang Krachan National Park.
Lean is now taking some courses to broaden his capacity. He is becoming a licensed temple guide after his training in October 2018 at University South-East Asia in for temple guiding, and a language course to speak another language – Mandarin,