Luis Eduardo Gles

Luis Eduardo Gles

Luis is a familiar face as a hawk counter at the Florida Keys Hawkwatch ( and a professional tour guide, leading trips throughout the US, the Caribbean and Central & South America. Born and raised in Colombia then moving to SE Florida, Luis can be found wherever the birds are.

He has guided for Birding Eco Tours, and St. Paul Island Tours, and is also co-owner / operator of Woodstars Birding and Nature Tours ( with our ambassador, Mariah Hryniewich. 

He is a founding member of Valley of the Colors, an organization focused on developing ecotourism in Colombia and Florida. 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, is an active digiscoper and his infectious charisma and energy along with his passion for everything related with nature makes him a great teacher in the field! When he is not chasing or studying birds, he loves searching for reptiles.

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