Luis Eduardo Gles

He has dedicated countless hours in recent years as a hawk counter at the Florida Keys Hawkwatch ( and volunteer at Cape Florida Banding Station on Biscayne Bay.

He is a founding member of Valley of the Colors, an organization focused on developing ecotourism in Colombia and Florida. He currently lives in Miami but is often far afield leading tours throughout North America, the Caribbean islands and Colombia. Luis is bilingual and helps with connecting with our Spanish-speaking nature lovers. He is a regular in the Kowa booth at trade shows across the US.

Luis has spent significant time in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic over the past four years, most recently guiding for Birding Ecotours. He holds a fond spot for the Caribbean and loves the history and culture of the region. His infectious charisma and energy along with his passion for everything related with nature make time in the field a treat! When he is not chasing or studying birds, he loves searching for reptiles.