Hometown: Ejido Luis Encinas Johnson, Sonora
Katan was born in Mexicali, Baja California, but grew up and still lives in Ejido Luis Encinas Johnson. He enjoys fieldwork, birding, and wildlife in general, as well as fishing. Since 1997 Katan has collaborated with government agencies and non-profit organizations to protect the Ciénega de Santa Clara, including work with Pronatura Noroeste and the Comisión de Ecología para el Desarrollo Sustentable del Estado de Sonora (CEDES), where he conducted monitoring for birds, vegetation, soils, and hydrology, and conducted habitat restoration work. He has been birding for 12 years and works as a fishing and hunting guide for the ecotourism project in the Ciénega de Santa Clara.
Additional training: seed germination workshop (mesquite, cottonwood, and willow)
|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.