I`ve been a birdwatching guide in Mindo for 7 years. I’ve
lived in Mindo all my life, and I became a birdwatcher in
2002, when an ornithologist named Roger Alhman, a professional
birdwatcher, stayed in my house while learning Spanish. I
had the opportunity to go with him to look for birds around
Mindo for almost 3 months and I began to learn all the English
names of the birds and how to recognize them. Then I continued
studying birds myself until I became a birdwatching guide.
Now I work as a freelance guide for different hostels in Mindo
and other agencies in Quito, like Andean Birding, Septimo
Paraiso, Mindo Gardens, El Monte and others.
My equipment includes a Swarovski 20 X 60 telescope, binoculars,
a laser pointer and an ipod with all the sounds of the birds