Fernando is our resident Spanish bird tour guide, an all-round naturalist and biologist whose home is in Algeciras - beside the Strait of Gibraltar.
As a child, he was fascinated by the kettles of raptors that formed above his home and being born in the Strait, Europe’s most important bird migration route, helped shape his love of birds and nature. At age 18, Fernando became one of the youngest bird-ringers in Spain, while his eagerness to learn about more and more species led him to travel widely in Europe, Africa, Asia and Central America.
Despite his relatively young age (he's now 29), he has already worked on projects with a number of species - some with serious conservation problems - such as Montagu’s Harrier, Lesser Kestrel, Griffon Vulture and White Stork, as well as on projects to study the effects of wind farms on birds.
Spanish is of course Fernando's first language, but his command of English is excellent and he is a delight to travel with, earning high praise from all Limosa participants. He regularly leads our tours to central and southern Spain (where has also lived and worked), as well as Morocco, and knows the birds of these regions well.