Edwin French

Birding Guide

Edwin is a serious birder and is involved in several projects related to this endeavour. As an active member of the Chilean NGO Red de Observadores de Aves de Chile (ROC) he is a volunteer managing membership credentials for the organization. Edwin is also an eBird-Chile hotspot reviewer.

Edwin is also the national co-coordinator of the Neotropical Waterbird Census, organized by the ROC and Wetlands International (with Heraldo Norambuena). He will nonetheless, get out to the field to perform the census for the O'Higgins region just south of Santiago. Another project he is involved in is the bi-annual Chilean Condor census as a volunteer, collecting important information that can help preserve this enigmatic species.

He is an English native speaker and the son of a hunter and avid fly fisher he spent much of his youth outdoors, developing his love for nature. Edwin is an IT professional and as such needs to get out and breathe some air, so nothing better than to go chasing birds! This has led him to travel most of Chile's long and diverse geography in search of our feathery friends.

He is very enthusiastic about being a part of Albatross Birding and sharing the remarkable experience of birdwatching in Chile.