William, a BFREE ornothologist, holds a modeled owl.

William, a BFREE ornothologist, holds a modeled owl.

William Garcia has been involved in bird conservation since 2007. During that time he has received extensive training from conservation organizations. He possesses a Bander’s and Trainer’s certification in Bird banding from the NABC & also from the Institute for Bird Populations. William has been doing Avian Research in the Maya Mountains of Belize studying the population of Migratory and Resident species of birds as well as working with the Endangered Harpy Eagle. He was born in a small village close to a Nature Reserve.


Dourson, D.C., Caldwell, R.S., Garcia, W. & Loukes, K. (2011). Land snails of the Maya Mountains with notes on significance to other organisms in Southern Belize (Toledo District), Central America. Mesoamericana 15(3): 31-42.

Rotenberg, J.A., Marlin, J.A., Pop, L & Garcia, W. (2012). First record of a harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) nest in Belize. Journal of Ornithology, 124(2): 292-297.