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Aside from guiding, Jesse is an ornithologist. His research focuses on using geographic information systems to identify habitat for the Golden-winged Warbler, an internationally near threatened bird species.
Jesse’s field research experience includes working for Project Puffin on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge off the coast of Maine, banding song birds at the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory in New York, and conducting point counts for the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies in the national parks of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird Program ranked Iván top five birders of all time in the Dominican Republic, and in 2012 he was ranked number one eBirder on the island. Currently he is organizing birding and photography trips throughout the Caribbean in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba, and Mexico.
Iván leads conservation projects for the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, studying endemic birds of the Dominican Republic. His past conservation field jobs also include working for Project Puffin on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge off the coast of Maine; and working with the Vermont Center for Eco-Studies on monitoring Bicknell’s Thrush.
Iván recently moved with his wife and daughter to Colorado, where he has traded in his surfboard for a snowboard, and will now be leading birding and photography trips throughout the Rockies.
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