William Orellana – General Manager and Tour Leader
William started watching birds at an early age in his hometown Gracias, Lempira, Honduras. William’s first career was with the government, where he eventually became a math professor and later worked for a NGO helping communities to develop.
He wisely decided on a complete change of career and started birding in 2005, rapidly becoming a key member of the Honduran Ornithology Association of Honduras (ASHO). William is also one of the best bird photographers throughout the country of Honduras.
William has travelled extensively in search of birds, visiting over 15 countries in Asia, Europe, North America and Central America. He has spent considerable time in the field. He also created the first youth birdwatching club in Honduras named Tanunas. William has a long experience and skills to show you the best of Honduras.
Katinka Domen – Operations Manager and Tour Leader
Katinka was born and raised in Belgium, but fell head over heels in love with Honduras while traveling here. It didn’t take her long to wave goodbye to her old life and cross the Atlantic to settle in her new home.
Not one for sitting still, Katinka has been building up a portfolio of adventure tours including hiking, rafting, kayaking, etc, and rapidly became a skilled birder as well. Katinka is fluent in many languages, and will be able to guide you in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish. Furthermore, she has obtained a certificate in wilderness first aid, so you are in safe hands!
She likes nothing better than introducing this magnificent country she now calls home to other visitors. Her enthusiasm and sense of adventure will no doubt kindle a passion for Honduras with anyone who visits.
Dr. Robert Lambeck – Advisor on Scientific Research and Community Programs
Dr. Lambeck is currently visiting Honduras from Australia. His research career with the Australian Government research organization, CSIRO, focused on the ecology and energetics of honeyeaters in Western Australia and on regional scale conservation planning and ecological restoration. Much of his work was conducted in partnership with local rural communities.
Here in Honduras, Robert is again working with local communities on Montaña Santa Barbara to develop a community-based conservation program underpinned in part by an ethical ecotourism venture.
Robert is a keen bird watcher and has birded extensively through parts of Africa, India, China, Australia, New Guinea, much of SE Asia, as well as North and Central America. South America will be his focus over the next couple of years.