Carlos Fabregat | the Internet Bird Collection
Carlos was born in Valencia in 1963. He studied Biological Sciences at the Valencia University (UVEG) and in 1995 received a PhD in Biology, specializing in Botany. After several years as a collaborator with the Plant Biology Department and Associate Professor at the Valencia University, he worked on the Environmental Council of the Valencian Regional Government between 1997 and 2001. There he was in charge of a LIFE-Nature project, involving the creation of the Plant Micro-Reserves Network in the Castellón province. During this time, he co-authored several publications, including the books Endemic, Rare or Endangered Flora of the Valencian Region (Flora endémica, rara o amenazada de la Comunidad Valenciana, E. Laguna & al., 1998) and Wild Orchids of the Valencian Region (Orquídeas silvestres de la Comunidad Valenciana, L. Serra & al., 2001). Since 2002 he has worked as a freelance Botanist and in collaboration as an Associate Researcher at the Valencia University Botanic Garden (Jardí Botànic). His work focuses on distribution and conservation of flora and vegetation cartography. He has participated in projects like the Atlas and Red Book of the Endangered Vascular Flora of Spain (Atlas y Libro Rojo de la Flora Vascular Amenazada de España) and the Atlas of the Flora of Aragon (Atlas de la Flora de Aragón), among others.
Although Botany is his profession and his main interest, Carlos has also been interested in birds since he was young, when he used to raise sparrows that had fallen out of the nest at an old house in the country. This second interest had been latent for a long time, until some years ago when he started to put together a bibliography on birds to bring himself up to date on this material. In 2002 he joined the Spanish Ornithological Society (SEO/Birdlife) and since 2005, with the acquisition of a digital camcorder (Panasonic NV-GS400), he began filming birds during his fieldwork and free time. Nowadays, he uses a Panasonic DMC-TZ10 still camera to take HD video (by digiscoping) and a Panasonic HC-X920 camcorder handheld.
During the years 2005 to 2010, he conducted a study about the flora and vegetation of the Columbretes Islands Nature Reserve. The frequent visits and the long stays at the Columbretes Archipelago brought him the opportunity to record abundant material on the numerous birds that visit the islands during the pre- and post-nuptial migrations, and also of the breeding colonies of several seabirds, especially the Yellow-legged Gull.
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