The Team


Bird Malaysia’s team consist of specialist birder guides who are members of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and BirdLife International Partners for Malaysia with intimate local knowledge of the rich habitat of East and West Malaysia birds. With a collective birding experience of over 50 years, the team is well-respected in the Malaysian birding circle, and have been recognised by organizations and peers alike.


Irshad Mobarak has walk down the path of Natural History for over 30 years. He has been deeply moved by the plight of the animal and plant world and the perilous relationship they have with man at this moment in history . He has devoted his life to helping ordinary people unlock the mysteries of the natural world. To help achieve this role he founded Bird Malaysia under the Umbrella of Natural History Tours a company which specializes in wildlife tours with focus on birds.



Sri has been working as Tour Manager  since 2005 and are responsible for organizing, planning and conducting long distance expeditions, travel, and tours for groups or individuals. She is the woman behind the scene that make sure your birding experience runs smoothly. 


Andrew is one of Malaysia’s well regarded conservationist and bird guide. With over 20 years experience, Andrew has traveled all over the world promoting Malaysia as a birdwatching destination. He leads tours to all destinations in Malaysia and Indonesia, works with local communities there to develop their potentials. He is currently the President & CEO of Ecotourism & Conservation Society Malaysia , Co-founder of the Asian Bird Fair and Advisor to the newly created Wild Bird Club of Malaysia.


Tan Choo Eng is a seasoned nature and birding guide hails from Penang. Since 2010, he has chaired the Penang branch of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and currently leads its Bird Conservation Council.  His extensive involvement in eco-tourism and conservation in Penang includes collaborating with Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, Penang Green Council, and serving on the Board of Advisors to the Penang National Park. He has also contributed to various scientific expeditions, seminars, and papers with national and regional organizations.