KATHLEEN CAMERON – FOUNDER/GUIDE
Kathleen Cameron is a native Idahoan, photographer, filmmaker and avid bird watcher. She hold a B.A in Art and Mass Communications from William Paterson University and Masters Degrees from both Columbia University and Walsh University. Cameron became an avid birder in 1993. After taking her first International birding trip she felt a calling to organize birding tours beginning in 2009, with Edwin Ramirez, to the southern hemisphere toward fostering a greater understanding of the ecological connections between Central, South and North America. Her goal is to impart a deeper understanding of how connections, both intrapersonal and interpersonal grained via eco-tourism can result in saving vital habitat.
Kathleen’s photography has been published extensively in Idaho Department of Fish and Game publications and on their websites. Additionally she is a documentary filmmaker. She is a sub-regional editor for North American Birds, a publication of the American Birding Association, and is a frequent speaker at Audubon Chapters across Idaho and the Northwest Region. Her multimedia programs focus on hemispheric ecological connections, and the importance of habitat preservation.
EDWIN RAMIREZ – BIRD GUIDE AND NATURALIST
Edwin is a native of Costa Rica and attended the Universidad Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica to study for a career as a Tropical Biologist. Ramirez also holds a Masters Degree in English and speaks reads and writes both English and Spanish fluently. Ramirez was introduced to the art of bird watching by Alexander F. Skutch, the co-author of Costa Rica: A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica during a college field trip. Skutch and Ramirez became fast friends for the remainder of Skutch’s life.
Edwin is the principle or co-guide on Majestic Feathers bird tours based on his availability.
Edwin is the founder of the Bio-Cultural Conservation and Restoration of Finca La Paz.
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Ramirez has been a guide for over 30 years and has helped many hoteliers, land owners and others see how eco-tourism, especially catering to birders, can save habitat and preserve species diversity, and still provide economic benefits to areas outside of the main metropolitan core. Edwin has facilitated birding adventures in Costa Rica and throughout Central and Southern America for the American Birding Association, Audubon Society, Elderhostel (now known as Road Scholar), Best Adventure Travels, Holbrook Travel and is in great demand due to his enthusiasm and vast knowledge of his country, the region and the flora and fauna of the tropics.