Sergio A. Colón
Assistant birder

  • Sergio joined us as a part-time assistant birder in 2008.
  • Certified Environmental Interpreter by APIE, 2012.
  • Volunteer of the Year, 2006 (APIE).
  • Logistics Coordinator and volunteer for the CBC at Vieques Island since 2004.
  • Volunteer of APIE (Puerto Rican Association of Interpretation and Education) since 2002.
  • As member of the Puerto Rican Ornithological Society, he has been part of their Board of Directors in several occasions.
  • Coordinator of Caño Tiburones Bird Count.
  • At this moment, he is in charge of double checking rare bird included in e-Bird, and works as a volunteer of the Scientific
    Citizen program for the Puerto Rican Conservation Trust .
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HILDA G. MORALES
Owner (CITG, Birder, Master Birder Guide)

Not only she is the founder and owner of the company, but the only Certified Interpretive Tour Guide specialized in birding.  She has
been working as a Tour Guide since 1992, and opened the first ecotour company endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company
in the west of Puerto Rico, now known as Porta del Sol.

  • Certified Tour Guide by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, 1992.
  • Certified Master Birder Guide by APIE, 2006.
  • A Quick Guide to the Hummingbirds of Puerto Rico (due date, Summer 2017)
  • El ABC de las Aves de Puerto Rico:  Guía Práctica para el Avistamiento e Identificación de Aves - Módulo 1  (due date,
    February, 2017).
  • Teacher´s Manual for El ABC de las Aves del Archipiélago de Puerto Rico, Módulo 1 (due date, July, 2017).
  • Guide to the Birds of El Yunque National Forest (due date, Spring 2017).
  • The ABC of Tour Guiding in Puerto Rico (October, 2014) - textbook for the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.
  • Author of Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism Workbook, 2006; Outdoor Recreation, 2007; Certification on Heritage
    Interpretation Techniques for Outdoor Adventure Kayak Guides, Student´s Workbook, 2008; Environmental Interpreter
    Certification, Student´s Workbook, 2012; Punta Tuna Wetland Nature Reserve Environmental Interpreters and Community
    Tourism Certification, Student´s Workbook, 2013.
  • Script for Los Jueyeros Trail at Punta Tuna Wetland Nature Reserve (March, 2014).
  • Script for the new Ruta del Beato - walking tour in the city of Caguas based on the life of Carlos Manuel "Charlie" Rodríguez.
    Summer, 2013.
  • Curriculum revision and design/development of seven new specialization courses/syllabus for the associate degree in tour
    guiding for the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Fajardo Campus--this campus has been recently certified by the
    World Tourism Organization.
  • Trainer - Certification for Occupational Standard for Outdoor Adventure Kayak Guides, 2007.
  • Trainer - Certification on Heritage Interpretive Techniques for Outdoor Adventure Kayak Guides, 2008.
  • Nominee for the 2006 CTO Ecotourism Award.
  • Interpretive Tour Guide Trainer since 1999 through a collaborative agreement with the University of Puerto Rico in
    Mayagüez and Carolina, and the Interamerican University in Fajardo.
  • Certified Interpretive Guide (NAI), 2003.
  • Green Globe Certificate of Proficiency, 2005 (Ecotourism Standards).
  • Green Globe Company Standards Training, 2006.
  • President/Founder of APIE (Puerto Rican Association of Interpretation and Education) since 2002.
  • President of the Tourism Educator Committee (APIE) since 2004.
  • Founder of ORO (Receptive Tour Operators of the West), 2002.
  • Member of the Municipality of Mayagüez Community Board, since 1997
  • Member of the Transportation Committee of the Puerto Rico Tourism Board, since 2004.
  • Member/Secretary of the Hotel School of Guaynabo Assesor Board, 2005 - 2007.
  • Member of Porta del Sol Board - Education and Promotion Committee, 2006 - 2007.
  • Member of USDA El Yunque National Forest Management Plan Revision Citizen Committee (since 2012).
  • Member of USDA Forest Southern Region´s Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (2007 - 2010).
  • Member El Toro Wilderness Area Citizen Task Force, 2011.
  • Member of the Puerto Rico Tourism Board Council of Tour Guides since 2008 - 2013.
  • Member of the Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds, 2009.
  • Coordinator of the Endemic Bird of Puerto Rico Festival, Christmas Bird Census (Maricao-Susúa, Mayagüez, Maunabo,
    and Vieques).
  • National Trails Day in Maricao, since 2002.
  • Volunteer of El Yunque CBC since 2000.
  • Consultant/volunteer of the Museum of Natural History of Puerto Rico Foundation, 2003 - 2004.
  • Coordinator of the National Congress of Tour Guides of Puerto Rico (2006, 2007, 2011).
  • Active participation in the development of laws related to the tour guide profession, ecotourism, sustainable tourism, and
    touristic transportation.
  • Hobbies:  photography, Yoga, reading.
HILDA MORALES - Certified Interpretive Guide - Master Birder Guide