Ernest Garcia

Ernest Garcia

Ernest Garcia was born in 1951 in Gibraltar, where the conspicuous migratory movements of large birds soon aroused what has been a lifelong interest in ornithology. He completed doctoral studies at the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, Oxford University, where he conducted research into interspecific territoriality in Sylvia warblers. His professional work has comprised teaching biology at secondary school level in Malawi, Gibraltar and, finally, in England, where he now lives. He retired from teaching in 2003 and has since worked as a freelance editor of natural history books and as a Spanish-to-English translator of scientific papers for several Spanish universities. He is also Assistant Editor of the Spanish ornithological journal Ardeola. His published work includes the coauthorship of two current ‘Where to watch birds..’ books, published by Helm: on ‘Southern and Western Spain’ (with Andrew Paterson) and ‘Northern and Eastern Spain’ (with Michael Rebane). He is also the coauthor, with Eduardo de Juana, of the regional avifauna ‘The birds of the Iberian Peninsula’, which was published by Helm in 2015. He has travelled widely in search of birds in many countries on six continents. He maintains his links with Gibraltar where he was a founder member of the Gibraltar Ornithological Society (now GONHS) and he currently edits the annual Gibraltar Bird Report