Domingos Leitão is a professional ornithologist, with a PhD. degree in winter ecology of Lapwing and Golden Plover. He works for SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal), as senior conservation officer. He is also a part-time tour guide for 20 years and leaded bird and wildlife tours for some of the top British, German and Swiss companies. Besides birds, he loves most of the wildlife of Portugal, particularly orchids and other bulbs, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies.