Nando Quiroz owns Birding Pipeline Panama, and he is a top birding guide in Panama. You can read his numerous 5-star reviews by clicking here: Nando Reviews (opens a new page). Nando Quiroz (pronounced "keeROS") was born in the beautiful lowland rainforest of the Chiriquí Province, far western Panama in 1974, near Puerto Armuelles along the Quebrada de Sábalo (Tarpon Creek). His unique childhood created the very special relationship that he has with the world of nature, especially birds. He can identify hundreds of songs and calls of Panama birds, as well as identify them quickly by sight. His native language is Spanish, and he also speaks English. He began guiding in the mountain cloudforest community of Cerro Azul, located close to Panama City, in 2005. From 2011 to 2016, he supervised the construction of Canopy Camp in Darién. Nando currently resides in Metetí, Darien province.
Kaiyote Snow is the owner and lead guide of Kaiyote Tours. Kaiyote has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, (Badger I am!) She is a self-taught naturalist, an award-winning photographer, and artist. Kaiyote is a certified Wilderness First Responder, a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) graduate, and a Leave No Trace Backcountry Master Educator. Since 1998, Kaiyote has been leading birding, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing tours in Rocky Mountain National Park. Beginning in 2015 Kaiyote started guiding tours seasonally in Olympic National Park. And starting in 2021, Kaiyote is also leading tours at the Great Sand Dunes National Park for birding, hiking and over-night backpacking. She has traveled much of the world in search of birds and adventure. Kaiyote Has been working with Nando and Ismael of Pipeline Birding Panama since January 2020.
Ismael Quiroz is the son of Nando, and he has become an excellent birding guide, following in his father's footsteps. Ismael was born in David, Chiriquí, and grew up among the mountain birds of Cerro Azul. At the age of 14, he moved with his family to Metetí, in the Darién province of Panama. He has been birding with his father since 2016. Ismael is a total pro at taking photos and videos through the scope using your cell phone and you will be amazed at the top-notch bird photos you will be able to take home. Check out Ismael's photos and videos here: Ismael Photography (opens a new window)
Panamanian Night Monkey