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WINGS Tour Leaders – Julián Quillén Vidoz

Julián Quillén Vidoz

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Julián Quillén Vidoz was born in central Argentina where he started watching and painting birds at an early age. He moved to Patagonia when his parents went to live in Lago Puelo National Park, where he spent his adolescence learning about birds, mammals, and amphibians.

He decided to follow his father’s profession and become a park ranger. Once out of high school he spent his time doing bird inventories and volunteer surveys. In 2004 he was invited to participate in a study about the migration of Tyrannus flycatchers in Bolivia and this totally changed his life. Ultimately instead of becoming a park ranger, he spent the next ten years in that country studying, guiding, and enjoying nature.

Julian is co-author and illustrator of the new Birds of Bolivia: Fieldguide, and has also participated in several distribution, natural history, birdwatching, and migration publications in Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.

Currently, he lives in his home country of Argentina where, apart from guiding, he likes to organise pelagic trips from Mar del Plata (south of Buenos Aires), record bird songs and paint nature scenes.


Updated: April 2021