Knut Eisermann is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde, Germany, with a degree in conservation and landscape management engineering. He has lived in Guatemala since 1997, where he conducts ornithological research focused on distribution and natural history. He has organized a number of avian diversity inventories in northern Central America and coordinated the selection of Important Bird Areas in Guatemala. His publications include numerous articles and book chapters and an annotated list of the birds of Guatemala. Knut has led birding tours in Guatemala since 2003.