SELVA: Investigación para la Conservación en el Neotropico
I began birdwatching in 2007 when I first took part in a Christmas Bird Count in Bogota, Colombia. My clearest memory from this first foray into the field was a Broad-winged Hawk, a migrant from North America. With my interest piqued, my undergrad thesis was dedicated to aquatic birds in rice fields and I have never looked back since. I am always looking for ways to improve my skill set, which led me to begin bird banding, and over the last four years I have received training at Long Point Bird Observatory and have taken part in multiple banding studies in Colombia. The latter gave me the chance to work with migratory birds, tagging Swainson's Thrush with geolocators and carrying out a radio-tracking study of Canada Warblers in shade-coffee plantations. Right now I am looking for a chance to develop a Master's thesis, to develop the many ideas I have had over the years.