About

Bio

Hector Cordero is a biologist, birding guide and freelance photographer who specializes in capturing birdlife, endangered species, and the impact of man-made structures and habitat loss on conservation issues. Currently, he is devoted to conservation efforts, working with local organizations and rehab centers to raise awareness about the threats to birdlife in highly populated areas and to create a more wildlife-friendly environment in urban environments.

As a birding guide, he is committed to making birding inclusive and educating people from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented minorities about the beauty and variety of migratory and resident birds in New York and behind. Leading private and public birdwatching tours in English and Spanish, he aims to share his knowledge and passion for birdlife with others.

Hector’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions worldwide and he regularly collaborates with various magazines and journals, having published over 30 articles in the past 10 years. The quality of his work is evident through the numerous international recognitions he has received, having been awarded in some of the most prestigious international wildlife photography contests.

Awards

-Honorable mention in the category “Portrait” of the FIO Photography Contest (2024)

-Special Conservation Award “Jose Antonio Valverde” by AEFONA (2023)

-Excellence Award in the category “Human and Nature” of the China Wildlife Image and Video Competition (2023)  

-Gold Award in the category “Birds” of Montphoto-AEFONA Nature Photography Contest (2023) 

-Winner in the category “Human and Nature” of the Montier International Wildlife and Nature Photo Competition (2023)   

-Honorable mention in the category “Art in Nature” of the Golden Turtle International Contest (2023)

-Honor Award in the category “Birds” of the Montphoto International Nature Photography Contest (2023)   

-Top100 winner of “Audubon Photography Awards” (2023)     https://www.audubon.org/news/2023-audubon-photography-awards-top-100

-Finalist in the category “Bird’s portrait” of DBF Photo Contest (2022)

-Top100 winner of “Audubon Photography Awards” (2022)    https://www.audubon.org/news/the-2022-audubon-photography-awards-top-100

-Second place in the category “Animals in their environment” in the Golden Turtle International Contest (2022)

-Winner in the category “Wood if you could” in the International King Birder Contest (2022)

-Finalist in the category “Year in Red” in the “19th Contest Emotion’Ailes” (2021)    https://www.exposaves.be/en/nominated-2021/

-Finalist in the category “Other animals” in the International AEFONA Contest (2021) 

-Top shot in the category “It’s a shore thing!” in the International King Birder Contest (2020)