About Carlos

Carlos SanchezBorn in Miami, Florida, Carlos Sanchez has had a fascination with wildlife as far back as he can remember combined with an unquenchable thirst to learn — the first books he checked out of the library were Beehler’s “Birds of New Guinea” and Stiles and Skutch’s “Birds of Costa Rica.” While studying at the University of Miami for his International Studies degree, he began to bird in earnest throughout Florida as well as Costa Rica and Australia.

After graduating, Carlos accepted a position to do shorebird and waterfowl surveys across the northern Gulf coast, as well as taking advantage of an opportunity to do pelagic bird surveys in the Gulf of Mexico on a NOAA ship — the Gordon Gunter. However, the Neotropics were beckoning for his return — in 2010, he guided at Bellavista Lodge in Ecuador as well as spending time to extensively travel throughout the country. In 2013, Carlos returned to South America again to guide at Cristalino Jungle Lodge in Brazil. In one of the most biologically complex, difficult, yet rewarding sites in the world to bird, his experience guiding there strengthened his resolve to follow his passion.

Despite having experience birding on four continents, Carlos always returns home with renewed enthusiasm and appreciation for the birds of southern Florida where he has guided clients for the past five years. He also remains active in the Tropical Audubon Society and is a contributor to 10,000 Birds.