We offer fun birding, enjoying the best nature viewing opportunities of a region while supporting eco-friendly initiatives. Small groups combined with comfortable, bird-friendly accommodation and personal service ensure a great trip.
Thomas Plath, RPBio. Bird Specialist and Wildlife Biologist
A wildlife biologist for the past 25 years and Registered Professional Biologist for 12 years, Thomas’s love for natural history began early, and by his teens had participated on numerous bird inventory projects. Enthusiastically sharing his passion with others, Thomas was given the VNHS (Nature Vancouver) Garibaldi Award for outstanding service in 1993. After a Diploma in Renewable Resources in 1991, Thomas worked for the Province as a Wildlife Specialist for the Lower Mainland Region until 2003, mainly on threatened species. Then following lay-off began consulting; working on wildlife-related projects in the Pacific Northwest, Alberta, Newfoundland, Greenland, the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi Seas; and a variety of wildlife groups “from snails to whales”. Thomas enjoys passing his knowledge to others and has led over 100 bird watching field trips both locally and abroad for many natural history groups; organized and conducted ornithology workshops for non-government and government agencies; and taught courses on identification, biology and behavior of birds at Capilano College, for the Vancouver School Board and Vancouver Community College. A rabid birder and mammal enthusiast Tom began travelling worldwide in earnest in 2003 and formed Satipo Tours with Pablo in 2010.
Pablo Jost, BSC. Wildlife Biologist and GIS Specialist
Pablo is employed with Environmental Dynamics Incorporated as a Biologist and Geographical Information System specialist, working on wildlife projects across western Canada and as far as Baffin Island. Growing up in diverse countries such as Haiti, Switzerland and Argentina gave Pablo a love for different cultures and natural history. Finishing a Bachelor of Science in Ontario, Pablo traveled throughout Europe where he met his Peruvian wife Anna. His interest in natural history turned to a full-blown passion for birds and dragonflies after birding the Satipo Road, Peru with Tom in 2009 and guiding Tom and other naturalists in northern Peru in 2010. Friendly, caring, knowledgeable and a natural leader make Pablo an exceptional guide loved by participants.