Paola has always loved nature and has dedicated most of her career to the study of the birds and conservation of biodiversity. She holds a biology degree from the Catholic University of Chile with a focus on ornithology and coursework that included the ecology and conservation of terrestrial bird species. Her thesis project was a study of the distribution of bird communities in different habitats in the central zone of Chile. Her professional work includes: participating in the “Neotropical Census of Aquatic Birds” (Wetlands International), conducting population and behavior studies of aquatic birds in Ramsar sites (The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance), rehabilitating native fauna, conducting environmental education, and teaching native species protection.
She has worked in National Parks, Reserves and Sanctuaries throughout the country acquiring extensive experience in fieldwork and as a naturalist. Her knowledge of bird calls gives her a great ability to find and identify terrestrial birds.
She has been organizing and guiding birdwatching and natural history excursions around Chile for 10 years and speaks English fluently.
Birding & Naturalist Guide