Eliécer was born in Penonomé on October 20th, 1983. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Professional and Technical Institute in El Valle. In 2003, Eliécer began his journey with the Canopy Adventure, later joining the staff of the Canopy Lodge’s kitchen. It was during his time at the Lodge that he developed a deep interest in birdwatching. During his free time, Eliecer started exploring birding on his own to further immerse himself in this amazing hobby. One day, Carlos offered to train him as a guide at the Canopy Tower, and since then he has become an accomplished bird guide, highly regarded and beloved by our clients. With his extensive experience gained throughout the years, Eliecer now guides at the Canopy Lodge, Canopy Tower, and Canopy Camp, showcasing his expertise across all our lodges.
On his days off, Eliécer enjoys taking his family on nature walks, where they search for birds, frogs, and other wildlife. He also finds joy in spending time at his farm, where he actively participates in reforestation efforts and grows various root vegetables for his family’s consumption. In addition to his work in Panama, Eliécer has nurtured his passion for birds by engaging in birding activities in other regions. With the support of the Canopy Family, he has ventured to Ohio in the United States and to Colombia for birding excursions, further expanding his knowledge and appreciation for avian diversity.
We were very proud when Eliécer received a glowing letter of recommendation from Gail Gerber, the executive director of one of our visitors, the Hawk Aloft group. Her words serve as a testament to Eliécer’s outstanding abilities as a guide. You can read the complete letter here.