Eduardo Navarro

Birding Guide

Eduardo, or Lalo, was born in Santiago, but grew up in Punta Arenas, in Chilean Patagonia. Surrounded by wilderness, it was simply impossible for these landscapes not to awaken a curiosity for exploration in him.

He studied veterinary sciences in Santiago, where he created the first student group that brought together people with a passion for nature, remaining active until this day. At university he participated in conservations in Bolivia, the altiplano, and Chilean Patagonia, awakening in him an interest in traveling and getting to know other cultures.

Around the same time I started rock climbing, so it was natural, that once I finished my studies, I simply look my backpack and started travel and climbing around the world. Starting with Australia and New Zealand, then discovering the markets and beaches of Southeast Asia, he walked through rice plantations in China, hiked between the world’s highest peaks in the Himalayas in India and Nepal, and visited cities and parks in Europe. Always with binoculars around his neck, searching for new birds.

Lalo lived in Australia for a year and a half, and helped with migratory bird surveys around Sydney. Four years ago he joined Albatross Birding, leading tours from Chile northern border to the windy Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia.