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Yeray Seminario is a Spanish ornithologist that works as a Nature guide and photographer in the Strait of Gibraltar. He has guided tours to destinations like Belize, Morocco and India, to name a few places
Yeray has always had a special affinity for birds. His interest in wildlife led him to study Veterinary Medicine, and later to work in wildlife rescue centers and breeding raptors in captivity. He earned a Masters degree in Conservation Biology while he dedicated himself to studying the causes of the disappearance of the Red Kite in the Canary Islands.
After an internship with the International Bird Rescue (IBR) in California at a rescue center for marine birds, he went to Argentina as part of an International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) team to help in an oil spill. He then accepted a job with The Peregrine Fund to work as a field biologist with the Orange-breasted Falcon and the Harpy Eagle in Central America. He would dedicate almost four years of his life to this effort while he discovered the wildlife of the Neotropics.
After some years of extensive travel and birding all over the world, he moved back to Tarifa, a charming town in southern Spain and the epicenter for the migration of birds between Europe and Africa.
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Javi Elorriaga was born in the Txorierri Valley, which means “land of birds” in Basque, in 1978. It was in this region in northern Spain where he started to develop a deep interest in birds at an early age. While an environmental management student, Javi avidly participated in a number of bird surveys and research projects.
Over the last decade, he has worked on the conservation of the Cinereous Vulture in Dadia National Park (WWF-Greece), the Lammegier in the Pyrenees and Picos de Europa National Park (FCQ), the monitoring of bird migration in the Strait of Gibraltar (Migres Foundation) and the Osprey reintroduction in Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve (Urdaibai Bird Center). Additionally, in 2011 Javi was granted a Leadership Internship in Conservation by the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary (Pennsylvania, USA).
Javi’s career as field ornithologist is enhanced by contributions in over 30 scientific papers, book chapters and articles in birding journals, and the Spanish Committee of Rare Birds (SEO/Birdlife). Wildlife photography is another of his great passions and a powerful tool he uses to raise awareness of conservation issues through social networking and lectures.
Javi’s link to the Strait of Gibraltar began in the late 90s, when he regularly participated as a volunteer in the raptor migration counts. As a field ornithologist at the Strait of Gibraltar, Javi has continually engaged in the monitoring of bird migration, the Osprey reintroduction in Andalucía and the study of the Long-legged Buzzard in Morocco. In 2012 Javi began working intensely as a nature, bird and photography guide for different companies.