Fernando Medrano

Birding Guide

Fernando is a young field ornithologist. He studied a MSc in evolutionary ecology at the Universidad de Chile, where he studied the breeding ecology and natural history of birds. He also led the first Breeding Birds Atlas of Chile. As you may imagine, he can tell you a lot about Chilean birds!

He has been involved in Grey Gull, Markham Storm-Petrel, Ringed Storm-Petrel and Chilean Woodstar monitoring projects in northern Chile, and in waterfowl/shorebird/passerine monitoring and banding birds projects in Chile. In these projects, he has developed the skills to recognize most of birds by their calls, knowledge that he can use to great effect for his birding clients.

He has been a serious birder since 2008, since then guiding throughout Chile and can lead birders with confidence anywhere in the country.