I can not remember the moment when I started to be interested in nature, but it should be really soon, because I wrote my first field notebook when I was just 9 years old, it might be because I used to live outskirts of a little village surrounded by nature…
At the beginning I was mostly interested on mammals, but I was soon captivated by the wide variety of shapes, colours and behaviours of birds.
I started my studies as bird ringer when I was 14 years old and I got my degree in Biology at the University of Valencia in 2009. In addition to this I have participated in a great amount of bird ringing campaigns, not only in Spain, but also in Morocco.
Among all the birds, raptors are my favourite, because of that I have publish some papers about raptor migration in Eastern Spain.
To make my wish come true, to turn my passion into my way of life and share with my customers the Andalucia’s natural treasures I have created Doñana Wings.
When I am not working … I still continue watching and counting birds!! I have been participating in numerous monitoring programmes of the Spanish Ornithology Society and I collaborate in the greatest worldwide database of bird records, eBird, where I am regional reviewer.
Vicent Esteller Turlo
DOÑANA WINGS MANAGER AND GUIDE