Héctor Gómez de Silva

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Héctor Gómez de Silva began birding at age eight in New York City. He published his first article about birds at age 15 while in Kenya, where he lived for six years. Since his return to his native Mexico in 1985, Héctor has acquired one of the highest Mexico bird lists at over 950 species, and since 1993 he has led numerous tours in Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Kenya, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, and New Caledonia. Héctor has a Ph.D. in ecology from the National University of Mexico, and has published more than 30 scientific articles about bird conservation, ecology, distribution, and natural history. His work on bird songs provided evidence for raising Nava's Wren to full species status. He delights in sharing birds and nature with people who appreciate them.