Fabio has been birding since a friend handled to him the seminal book “Birds of Colombia” by Steven Hilty & William Brown. Trained initially in adventure tourism, Fabio quickly diverted into nature conservation, working for local and regional institutions in charge of watershed management, increasing environmental awareness in rural & urban communities. He began guiding at state and regional nature preserves, showing the diversity of plants & birds to visitors. More recently, Fabio has taken bird photography more seriously, and has published informative and nice field guides for local communities in the Central Andes of Colombia. Fabio has been guiding for birders from abroad since 2014 and has attended the British Bird Fair & South American Bird Fair more recently.