MARTIN KELSEY OBE
Birding in Extremadura
Martin has been a birder for as long as he can remember. After completing an Ecology degree at the University of East Anglia, he did a doctorate at the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology in Oxford. After that he sent three years studying rainforest birds in the Colombian Amazon where he also met his future wife, Claudia.
He was the first Regional Director for the Americas with BirdLife International during which time Martin co-founded the Neotropical Bird Club. He then moved to senior management roles in Save the Children UK in South America and India. In 2004, he and his wife and son moved to Extremadura in Spain to run a guesthouse (Casa Rural El Recuerdo) and to offer guided birding services to one of Europe’s top birding destinations www.birdingextremadura.com.
Martin is President of GUIDEX (the association of professional nature guides in Extremadura) and actively participates in local conservation actions.
Come and learn about the birding in Exetremadura!