Specialist in birdwatching and orchids
Edgar Carlos Chuquilin Silva is a passionate naturalist, a great expert on birds and orchids. His interest in birds began at the age of 15, when his family had to move to live in the Amazon of northern Peru and he was amazed by the extraordinary jungle that surrounded him.
From then his interest in nature and birds grew, so he decided to prepare himself and study conservation-related issues.
He began working for coffee production cooperatives, which had practices that were respectful of the environment and birds. It was then, when he started his first bird records.
Then he worked for an NGO in the execution of projects related to the conservation and management of birds and orchids, within the framework of conservation agreements with the Alto Mayo Protected Forest. At that time, he also began birding expeditions as a birding guide in northern Peru.