Hometown: Alamos, Sonora
Armando is a lifelong Alamos resident. He had the good fortune of working for an American couple who recognized his talents and took him under their wings. They taught him English and many other skills and sent him to university for a degree in Engineering. He has worked for a number of years with the Alamos -based tour company Solipaso, and Armando’s calm and capable ways, along with a quick ability to learn new things, made him a natural for their river trip business. He soon became the main boatman on the Rio Mayo. On the river, surrounded by amazing bird life, it didn’t take him long to become a great birder. Recently, he has been first a participant and later a instructor and mentor in the Sonoran Joint Venture Bird Guide Training Program in Alamos and a founding member of the local bird club, Alas de Alamos. Armando leads a large number of Solipaso’s full and half day birding trips and is lead guide on the Rio Mayo river trips in Alamos. He also co-leads the San Blas Durango Highway trip. When Armando isn’t birding and guiding, he works as a professional contractor in Alamos and has a beautiful family with two great kids.
|Bird Guide Experience||★★★★★|
|Natural and Cultural History Interpretation||★★★★|
The guides highlighted on this website, working closely with Site Coordinators from Pronatura Noroeste, have completed various levels of certification and have proven themselves to be capable, responsible, and trustworthy leaders.