Alejandro (Ale) Valenzuela

I am grateful to share with you the natural wonders of my country, Ecuador, including its amazing diversity, breathtaking landscapes, and wonderful people. ~Ale
Alejandro Valenzuela with a huge smile on his face and happy customer in the background


English, Spanish

Lives In:

Quito, Ecuador

Alejandro Valenzuela, better known as Ale to his friends and former clients, has almost two decades of experience in the field with personal access to the best bird photography lodges and nature reserves.

While his specialty focus is photographing birds he also loves other species of flora and fauna and will adapt itineraries to see all kinds of critters, depending on his clients’ interests. As a bonus, Alejandro’s love for Ecuador’s rich history and culture, amazingly diverse local foods, and stunning landscapes inform his guiding style. Clients are guaranteed to see more than birds.

In his words:

Realmente: AMO LO QUE HAGO.

In truth, I love what I do!

Tours by Alejandro (Ale) Valenzuela

Your Dream Bird Photography Tour

Explore the West and East Slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes, visiting the best locations to photograph birds in their native environment.

Personalized Tour

If one of Alejandro’s preset tours piques your interest but needs tweaking, please reach out!

Testimonials for Alejandro (Ale) Valenzuela

We went on a day bird-tour with him two times, both times had a great time. His English is good, and he is also an honest bird guide. I have been birding all around the world, and sometimes you notice people just say something which can not be true. Alejandro is a person you can trust, and if he doesn’t know a bird or didn’t see it he will tell you. He has a lot of knowledge of the area and the birds and we had a great time both times. He really goes the extra mile and puts in a lot of effort to make it worth your while. I can definitely recommend him.

Frederik Sikkema

I met Alejandro while touring the East Slope near Cosanga, Ecuador. I was immediately struck by his love of all things natural. His easy-going manner and knowledge of his country made our small group trip all the better!

Angie Drake

Founder, Not Your Average American, LLC