Puerto Rico Birding Trips
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico
Julio A. Salgado Vélez
Can ID most birds by sight/sound
2010. Currently Full-time
Professional Tour Guide Training 2012
Julio Salgado is a Puerto Rican tour guide who has been an avid birder since he was fifteen years old. He is an active volunteer with the Puerto Rican Ornithological Society (SOPI) and Para La Naturaleza (PR Conservation Trust), has worked on Bicknell’s Thrush monitoring for the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, and has collaborated with the Peregrine Foundation. Julio is Puerto Rico’s top birder with 312 registered species sightings. With over 10 years of experience guiding bird watchers, especially those with the goal of seeing the island’s 17 endemics, he also offers a variety of activities that can be added to excursions such as kayaking and snorkeling.