kate wallaceKate Wallace She began guiding in 1997 and has been active as a guide ever since. Kate is a member of Birds Caribbean, formerly Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds. As such she has been involved in many of the Society’s activities, the Wetland Conservation Project, involving workshops about the importance of wetlands. She is also the island coordinator for the Caribbean Water-bird Census, conducting counts in various important wetlands several times a year. We also participate in the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival and International Migratory Bird Day , which include activity days at the Zoo. In addition, for many years the local group offers bird walks in the Botanical Garden the first Sunday of every Month.





Tody Tours is proud to announce the position of head guide will be held by Ivan Mota. His youth, energy  and experience will greatly enhance our programs.



kate wallaceIvan Mota A trained artist, he has a degree in Fine Arts from the International Fine Arts College of Miami, Florida, and spent several years as a graphic designer in the advertising industry in the Dominican Republic before deciding to pursue another lifelong passion:  Biology. Ivan has served as the lead guide for many birding tour companies serving the Dominican Republic today.  In 2011, he participated in “Project Puffin Sea Bird Restoration Program” in the state of Maine. In his work for the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in the Dominican Republic, he led several conservation projects for pelagic and endemic species of the island.  His work allows him to combine his love of drawing, photography and biology.From his years of fieldwork, Ivan knows the Dominican Republic intimately. He has a clear understanding of the bird species found on the island, their habitat preference, and seasonality. Additionally, he has vast knowledge of bird calls allows for fast localization and identification of targeted species.




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