Lavrentis Sidiropoulos was born in Drama, N Greece, in 1981. He has been taken with birds since his childhood and after finishing a theology degree in Aristotle University in Thessaloniki he got a BSc in ecology and conservation in Manchester Metropolitan University, soon to be topped by an MRes from Imperial College London. He has been active in raptor monitoring and conservation in Northern Greece in the past 10 years from Evros to Epirus and has been part of the Egyptian Vulture Conservation Life+ program field team for Hellenic Ornithological Society. More recently he has been involved in the Lesser White Fronted goose program also, as well as bird monitoring in various National Parks in the North. He has a keen interest especially in raptors and particularly the golden eagle in North Greece. He is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Biological Applications and Technologies, University of Ioannina.

He speaks Greek and English fluently.