We would like everyone to give a warm welcome to the latest Beat Writer here on 10,000 Birds, Carlos Sanchez. A Miami native and resident, Carlos is perfectly situated to write about South Florida, which will be his beat, though it would not be the least bit surprising if he occasionally writes about birds and birding further afield. His posts will appear every other Thursday starting tomorrow.

Regular 10,000 Birds readers will recognize Carlos from his two excellent recent guest posts about wintering wood-warblers in southeast Florida and birding Matheson Hammock. We are excited by the addition of Carlos to the always exciting roster of 10,000 Birds Beat Writers and hope you are too. Please give him a warm welcome. And if you want to read his 10,000 Birds biographical sketch, well, just keep reading.

Carlos Sanchez first met someone from 10,000 Birds when he wandered out of the Ecuadorian jungle and started finding and identifying birds at a rapid rate, stupefying Corey and the birders with whom Corey was birding. He is well-known in south Florida birding circles for his ability to find great birds and we at 10,000 Birds are thrilled to have him join us as a Beat Writer writing about birding in South Florida. His posts will appear every other Thursday morning.

A native of southern Florida, Carlos has had a fascination with wildlife as far back as he can remember combined with an unquenchable thirst to learn — the first books he checked out of the library were Beehler’s Birds of New Guinea and Stiles and Skutch’s Birds of Costa Rica. Despite his parent’s belief that he would ‘grow out of it,’ Carlos’s passion has never wavered, and he has dabbled in everything from bird art to taxonomy. His passion has interwoven with his interest in travel, having birded extensively throughout the southeastern United States, eastern Australia, and Ecuador along with shorter jaunts to other locales such as Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. He has also been freelance guiding in Florida for the past four years (as well as briefly in Ecuador), and he is determined to continue pursuing guiding abroad in the future.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.