jesus-contrerasJesús Contreras is a well known naturalist based in Almería. He acts as a Birdwatching, Nature and Cultural guide, specialising in Almería province Andalucía. He also is a writer and occasionally works professionally as an ornithologist in local projects. Jesús infectious enthusiasm is obvious when showing ‘his’ hidden and fantastic Almería to visitors, allowing them to feel as if they themselves were local people! You will enjoy the very best of these friendly lands, fauna and flora, of course also enjoying the birds. Filabres Mountains, Cabo de Gata, Sierra de Gádor, Tabernas badlands, Almería side of Sierra Nevada, the Alpujarras… are all awaiting you and now with the service of a guide, the experienced and knowledgeable Jesús.
Jesús began officially working as a nature guide during February 2010, offering trips and tours across “hidden Almería”. For his tour he uses a 7 seater 4x4 vehicle, which ensures access to the most wild and marvellous places, even under poor weather conditions.  All the comforts you would expect are provided on trips, including fresh water in summertime and always an extensive library of reference books. Apart from providing an excellent guiding service, Jesús is a prime motivator in the movement to promote sustainable nature tourism and believes we, as professionals, have also a responsibility for nature.

Jesús writes: "It is for me one of the greatest and happiest things happening in my life to be invited to join Spanish Nature and Andalucia Bird Society, so I can be able to join the Almería lands to these sustainable and interesting projects. It has been always one of my priorities to show people how great and natural my Almería is and how comfortable you can feel here with us, and what a high diversity of life and landscape you can find here. I have prepared for this moment for more than five years, discovering every patch of land in this part of Andalucía, and studying every bird, insect or plant existing here, so that I now feel absolutely equipped to develop my activity with you, making you feel at home in this area and in my company, enjoying Almería and Andalucía in a different way, specially prepared for you".