Host # 6 – Rafael Galvez


Rafael Galvez is a long time Leica fan and supporter. He is the Director of the Florida Keys Hawkwatch sponsored by Leica Sport Optics and others. This seasonal hawk migration site is most famous as the Peregrine Falcon Capital of the World counting nearly 4,000 Peregrine Falcons last fall, with a peak day with 651 Peregrines tallied! Rafael is also a renowned guide, and accomplished bird artist, with multiple illustrated field guides to his credit.


One unique aspect of his artwork is he always sketches and draws from life and has told me and others that he feels the Leica optics offer the most natural view aiding him in his craft. He has been carrying “Travis” the Traveling Trinovids for much of the “Biggest Week in American Birding” spring festival and has tallied many new birds. Look forward to his first hand exciting reports from the Warbler Capital of the World!