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He was ranked top 100 birders in New York State in 2011 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird Program and all time top 100 eBirders in the Dominican Republic. Jesse has spent time birding in the Amazon jungles of Peru, the cloud forests of Ecuador, and the coastal lagoons of Costa Rica.
Jesse’s field job experience includes working for Project Puffin on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge off the coast of Maine, and conducting point counts for the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory in the national parks of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. In addition, he has been a volunteer bird bander at the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory in New York since 2011.
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 will be trading in his surfboard for a snowboard, and leading birding and photography trips throughout the Rockies.
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