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Robert Straub

Birding Guide

bobstraub Robert Straub came to Veracruz, Mexico to witness the famed Veracruz River of Raptors migration in October, 1997, for a 3 month stay, and has been there ever since. Currently Robert lives in Xalapa, Veracruz and is the owner of an optics and birding store, called Aveoptica, perhaps the only of its kind in the country. Previously he worked for Pronatura Veracruz, starting in 1997 as a guide on birding tours, and including 4 years as the coordinator of their Tourism for Conservation program.

Robert is the author of the Site Guide to the Birds of Veracruz, published by Pronatura Veracruz; a comprehensive guide to the best birding sites in the state. Robert studied biology at the University of Delaware, and worked for many years with birds as a field researcher in western United States. Robert has been the field trip coordinator for the local birding club of Xalapa (COAX) and is a founding member since its start in 2003.