Joren van Schie

Joined: May 10, 2022 Last Active: Jul 13, 2024 iNaturalist Mexico Monthly Supporter since October 2022

--- On a birding trip to Malaysia and Indonesia until August 24th, 2024 ---

Dutch birder (born December 1989; age 34) with twenty-five years of field experience, currently living in the Netherlands. I have lived in Mexico City for six years, where I was regional reviewer on eBird for three years, and guided some birding day trips and short tours in Central Mexico. As a side project, I am illustrating birds of Mexico with graphite pencils, coloured pencils, watercolour and gouache. Besides birds, I am also interested in other organisms, mainly moths, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, flies, bugs, beetles, bees and mammals.

Over the years, I have traveled to more than forty countries and observed around 2000 bird species, but I have only begun taking photographic documentation seriously from October 2020 onwards. I will gradually upload my sightings from the past years to iNaturalist. What I still have to upload are photos and sound recordings from Faro, Portugal (February-April 2021), the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico (April-May 2022), Extremadura, Spain (April-May 2023), Niedersachsen, Germany (June and September 2023, and March 2024), the Philippines (July-August 2023), Bermuda (October 2023), Vietnam (February 2024), Hauts-de-France and Normandie, France (April 2024) Extremadura and Andalucía, Spain (April-May 2024) and the Netherlands (2020-2024).

As a word of gratitude, I would like to thank everyone who has helped identify my observations! The time and effort put into this and the sharing of your knowledge is very much appreciated.


  • Bird photos from June 2023 onwards taken with Canon EOS R7 and RF 100-500mm zoom lens. Shot in cRAW and processed in Adobe Lightroom.
  • Bird photos from May 2023 and earlier taken with Nikon Coolpix P950 (JPG).
  • Sound recordings made with Zoom H4n Pro recorder and Sennheiser ME66/K6 shotgun microphone, and processed in Audacity for amplification, high-pass filtering, deletion of cracks and reduction of background noise.
  • Moth and most other insect photos taken with cell phone (currently using Motorola Moto G73), and some with the camera equipment mentioned above.

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