Bird Conservation Projects Associate, Jonathan Vargas


Born in San Blas, Nayarit, one of the best places in the world for bird watching; since a young age, the love for nature awoke in Jonathan. A professional Biologist and bird lover, he has specialized in wildlife study and conservation.

Since his student years, he had the opportunity to participate in several shorebird monitoring and banding projects. This led him to perform three research visits abroad, two in Weber State University and one in Point Blue, United States. This affinity for birds later led him to become a specialized guide in bird observation.

He recently finished a Master’s Degree in Marine and Coastal Sciences at the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, where he studied the effects of disturbance and birds of prey in the density and behavior of shorebirds.

Besides research, he is interested in bird observation as an alternative for sustainable use of natural resources and as a medium to raise awareness and promote environmental education, learning and conservation in avifauna of Mexico.

His main areas of interest are: bird watching and sustainable tourism, bird monitoring and banding, ecology and bird reproductive biology.