Heraldo Norambuena

Birding Guide

Heraldo is an enthusiast birder from Temuco, southern Chile, who has a strong knowledge of the birds of the Bío-Bío and Araucania region. He is a Biologist in Natural Resources Management and has a PhD in Systematics and Biodiversity.

He has worked on the study of reproductive and vocal behavior of forest raptors (Rufous-tailed Hawk and owls), and in population studies of endangered or poorly known birds such as Red-legged cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi), Hellmayr's Pipit (Anthus hellmayri) and Markham's storm-petrel (Oceanodroma markhami). Recenlty he has worked on the systematics, taxonomy, biogeography and bioacoustics of Neotropical paserine birds, with special focus on Pipits (Anthus spp.).

He is the regional coordinator (Araucanía and Los Ríos) of the Chilean Breeding Bird Atlas, co-editor of the Chilean birding magazine "La Chiricoca", regional editor for eBird Chile and national coordinator of Neotropical Waterbird Census organized by the ROC and Wetlands International.