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 4 soon.
Laury covers a wide range of destinations. Although based in Mazagón, Huelva, he also covers the Portuguese Algarve and back in Andalucía he is local to the Doñana and the Odiel Marshes. The Sierra de Grazalema and the Tarifa area are also covered along with his more local Sierra Aracena. His local knowledge and all-round expertise with both fauna and flora provide an exciting day for those accompanying him on excursions. Laury worked for 3 years with Native Plants Botanic Garden of the Dunas del Odiel, so his knowledge on flora is a plus for clients. For birds, hiking or culture Laury has skills recognised by many resident and visiting naturalists. A native of France, Laury is also fluent in both Spanish and English. For further details see here.
William is our main go to man for birding in Extremadura. His knowledge and easy-going nature have been acclaimed by the many he has guided throughout his province and beyond. His friendly and considered guiding has been a delight to both the beginner and expert alike. William, a retired University Principal Lecturer in Spanish, has been a lifelong birdwatcher who has been guiding now for 18 years and sharing his deep understanding of native birdlife in his province. Apart from his passion for birds, William is of course knowledgeable on all aspects of his countryside with an interest in plants and orchids in particular. For further details see here.
Javi will be well known to many ABS members as a principal guide to birding in the Strait of Gibraltar. He has also written articles for the Society’s magazine and is a valued member for his active conservation efforts. He has been a involved in over 30 research, educational and identification papers. He has a background of working in conservation projects involving vulture species such as Black Vulture, Lammergeier and Turkey Vulture, also with Osprey. His work for studies of raptor migration in the Strait of Gibraltar has made him one of the foremost raptor guides in our region. Javi is also a keen wildlife photographer and this has proved very popular on his guided tours and has complimented his wildlife and cultural tours in the Strait. For further details see here.
We hope you can support our Approved Professional Wildlife Guides. We will be posting Part 4 soon and this will feature Yeray Seminario, Manuel Morales and Inglorious Bustards.
Links to previous posts.
Part 1. Profiles our guides Mick Richardson, Manuel Mojarro, José Luis Sánchez Balsera
Part 2. Profiles our guides Frank Hair, Vicente Malagon, Luis Alberto Rodriguez