Shtid was born in 1989. Started his birding life in 2003 in the amazing Tatamá National Park where he lived with his family (the very well-known Tapasco family owners of the Montezuma Rainforest Ecolodge), as a nature interpreter. Then focused on birdwatching due to the magnificent biodiversity he found around him.
In 2006 Sthid participated in a bird identification project led by the national park’s team and then in the recognition of the birds of the Rionegro Municipal Natural Park which was published in 2008.
Shtid is a professional certified tourist guide who actually resides in the beautiful Los LLanos (eastern plains) region of Colombia where is an active explorer and promoter of the natural richness of this place.