Alexis Sánchez

Alex was born in 1977 in El Valle, where he grew up surrounded by cloud forest and a wondrous variety of birds. As a child, without access to binoculars, he would instead trap birds, especially honeycreepers, for up-close views before safely releasing them.

He began working at the Canopy Adventure in 1997, where he often guided nature walks. Later, he joined the team at the Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge, quickly establishing himself as an expert guide under the mentorship of Carlos.

In 2006, he was invited by the Birders Exchange Program and Massachusetts Audubon to spend a month as an intern studying American bird diversity, behavior, and migration, as well as banding techniques. This opportunity further enriched Alex’s expertise.

Today, Alex is an accomplished guide, specializing in guiding at the Canopy Tower and Canopy Lodge. His extensive knowledge of Panama’s birds, mammals, frogs, and natural history allows him to provide exceptional experiences for guests at both locations.

Alex’s love for nature and birds has had a profound impact on his son Adrian, who has been inspired by his father’s expertise and has developed a deep admiration for birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Their shared passion creates a special bond and fosters a love for wildlife in the next generation.

In addition to his own guiding, Alex serves as the guide supervisor at the Canopy Tower, where he plays a crucial role in mentoring and supporting other guides, ensuring exceptional experiences for guests.

Alexis Sánchez