Board of Advisors 2018-01-09T17:51:27+00:00

Boris Tinoco

Boris is a professor in the Biology School at Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador. He is an ecologist interested in community ecology and functional diversity of birds. Boris conducts studies in natural and disturbed gradients, using observational and experimental studies to reveal the role species and diversity play in ecological services such as pollination and seed dispersal. Boris is also part of a bird monitoring program in Cajas National park, which has been collecting data on the status of bird populations for over 10 years.

Steve Albert

As Assistant Director for Demographic Monitoring Programs at The Institute for Bird Populations, Steve is working to expand IBP’s collaborative full annual cycle monitoring networks across the Americas. His current research and policy interests center on trying to understand the connections between breeding and wintering areas, and the migratory pathways that connect them, for Neotropical migrant landbirds. Over many years of work in North and Latin America, Steve has worked for NGO’s, government agencies, Indian Tribes, and in the private sector.

Harold Greeney

Harold Greeney is a broadly-trained natural historian with degrees in biology, entomology, and ornithology. Harold is perhaps best known as the creator of the Yanayacu Biological Station & Center for Creative Studies in the Ecuadorian Andes, a place he lived and worked for over 15 years. Harold is the author of more than 250 scientific papers and a recipient of the prestigious Alexander & Pamela Skutch Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He currently lives in Arizona and, when not rearing caterpillars or filming bird nests, he dedicates his time to passing on a passionate love of the natural world to his two sons and loving wife.

Juan Freile

Juan has been birding throughout Ecuador over the last 18 years, and has published more than 50 bird-related papers and books. Juan is a board member of Red Aves Ecuador and Sociedad de Ornitología Neotropical, and has been involved in the organization of five Ecuadorian Ornithology meetings. Currently, Juan is an associate editor of Cotinga and Revista Ecuatoriana de Ornitología; senior author of a forthcoming field guide to the birds of Ecuador in the Helm Field Guides; and director of Ecuador Terra Incognita magazine. Juan’s bird research focuses on owls, bird distribution, field identification, and threatened species. Juan is also chairman of the Committee for Ecuadorian Records in Ornithology: https://ceroecuador.wordpress.com/

Mark Deutschlander

Mark Deutschlander, Professor of Biology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, is a migration biologist who studies the orientation and energetics of migrant songbirds.  Mark is a NABC certified bander and trainer, and a Research Associate and board member (and former President) for the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory (braddockbaybirdobservatory.wordpress.com) in NY.  Mark is also the current President for the Wilson Ornithological Society (wilsonsociety.org), an organization dedicated to supporting young, developing ornithologists.   As a former professor and mentor to Mike Ellis, Mark is interested in supporting ornithological studies in Ecuador and hopes to help shape the mission of this first bird observatory in Ecuador.
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