Gabriel has been an independent Puerto Rico Certified Tour Guide and birding guide since 2010, leading birding groups in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba, and North America for Wildside Nature Tours. He has been a central part of the birding community in Puerto Rico since 2008 . A life changing moment was when Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc. (SOPI) approached him to undertake a bird count. He was hooked by this amazing world of birds, with no plans to leave anytime soon! He now serves on SOPI’s Board of Directors and will keep working hard to educate and protect Puerto Rico’s birds and their habitats.