Xabier Vázquez Pumariño is a biologist, an ornithologist and an environmental consultant in Spain and Latin America. He started birding in his childhood, walking for birding in the countryside and mountains of Galicia. He has published many papers and books about birds, mostly from Galicia and León. Besides, he is active in the environmental movement and he writes about nature conservation and other environmental issues in different journals and magazines. His company developed the birding policy for the tourism authority of Galicia. Birding guide since 2010.