Tour Guide - João Jara

João was born in Lisbon and studied biology at the Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, from where he developed his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry, as senior manager and director of various multinational companies. With about 30 years of field experience, he knows the area of Portuguese birding intimately and was a member of the board of SPEA (Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves – Birdlife in Portugal). He was a voting member of the Portuguese Rarities Committee from 2005 until 2011 and chairman of the committee from 2007 until 2011. Author and co-author of articles about birds, João has led many field tours (in Portugal and abroad), as well as bird identification courses. Besides birds, he has an active special interest in amphibians, reptiles and fishes.

In 2008, João launched his own bird tour company, Birds & Nature Tours Portugal. João is fluent in English.


Phone: + 351 913 299 990
E-mail: booking@birds.pt
Web: www.birds.pt