All our professional wildlife guides are approved by and are members of our Society. Individually and collectively, they are a valued and important part of ABS. Many will be known to members who have already used their guiding services or have been guided by them on our monthly field meetings. Most have also contributed articles to our quarterly magazine ‘Birds of Andalucía’. All our guides give their time for our official ABS field meetings free of charge.
We believe they are the best wildlife guides in the region and a day spent in their company offers a rare chance to enjoy all aspects of our wild places under their expert guidance and knowledgeable company. Without exception a day spent with them is not only enlightening, but great fun too. All are at ease with the beginner or the more experienced wildlife enthusiast. Whatever your level of experience your day with them will enrich and further your understanding of our native fauna and flora.
In this series we introduce you all to our ABS approved professional guides and each part of this series goes into detail for 3 guides. We will be introducing 3 others in Part 3 soon.
Frank will be well known to our members as he has now been the Society’s field meetings officer for 12 years! Frank has spent most of his life engaged in birding and has a wealth of experience to share with anyone accompanying him in the field. The areas he covers too are of special interest such as Fuente de Piedra, Lagunas de Campillos, the Osuna Triangle and of course Sierra de Grazalema. Frank is a natural communicator and be warned, his enthusiasm is contagious, certainly you will be relaxed in his company and feel comfortable whatever your level of expertise. Frank is also a keen photographer and will be happy to discuss his approach and lifetime knowledge of photography. A resident of Olvera, he is handily placed to welcome you anywhere in his region. See here for more details.
Vicente is based in Almagro (Ciudad Real Province), which he is adamant is one of the most beautiful town in Spain. Vicente has led field meetings for us and so will be known to those members who attended his nature tutorials. From his base, Vicente leads tours in Sierra de Andújar and Despeñaperros Natural Parks (Jaén Province). Also Tours in Tablas de Daimiel & Cabañeros National Parks, La Mancha Wetlands Biosphere Reserve, Valle de Alcudia Natural Park and the Steppes of Calatrava (La Mancha Region). For anyone who has accompanied him on his tours the experience has been a real eye opener, he has a broad knowledge of the fauna and flora in his areas and coupled with his deep understanding of the culture and peoples it is a rich experience for one and all. For more details see here.
Luis Alberto Rodriguez
Luis Alberto is based in Malaga. He has been a wonderful member for the Society for many years and in the past has served on the Committee as Treasurer. We think one of his great missions in guiding has been to show wildlife enthusiasts the interior of Malaga Province, away from the beaches and main tourist areas. He has been one of the foremost advocates for promoting Malaga as a destination for visiting naturalists. Luis Alberto is the most experienced of guides to explain and show visitors the amazing mountain area of El Torcal, but he also covers the Serrania de Ronda, Fuente de Piedra, the Osuna Triangle and The Strait of Gibraltar. He has also been a turn to person on the pleasures of urban birding. He is a knowledgeable and fun person to accompany in the area. For more details see here.
We hope you can support our Approved Professional Wildlife Guides. We will be posting Part 3 soon and this will feature Laury Grenon, William Haworth and Javi Elorriaga.