Dr. Günther Eichhorn
"Bird watching was very nice in the Chaco. I saw a lot of interesting new ones, like the Strange-tailed Tyrant, the Giant Rail and the Greater Rhea".
My visit to Paraguay was short. It was almost all bird watching.
I arrived just before midnight in Asunción. My guide picked me up at
the airport and brought me downtown to my hotel for a short night.
Early the next morning we drove to the Chaco, doing bird watching all
the way. My guide was very knowledgeable about birds. We stayed one
night in Filadelfia. The next day we did more bird watching in the
Chaco, and then returned late that afternoon to Asuncion.
Bird watching was very nice in the Chaco. I saw a lot of interesting
new ones, like the Strange-tailed Tyrant, the Giant Rail and the
Greater Rhea. I didn't see many land animals, only Tapir tracks. The
Tapirs are mostly nocturnal so it is difficult to see them. It was a
short but successful bird watching visit to Paraguay.
Other Customer Testimonials
"Oscar has a special skill in adapting the tour to the person. I am a birder, my sister is not, yet we were both equally happy with the experience".
"Highlights for me were his knowledge of both, birds and the history of the area; and his obvious passion for nature. I would highly recommendthis tour for bird enthusiasts".
"Our guide Oscar Rodriguez is not only an incredible ornithologist, but a conservationist as well, and has an uncanny ability to find target birds. He makes birding fun".
"What was also very helpful was that you were able to gauge my style of birding and adapted your skills as a guide to my needs".
Tui Couch & Colleen Boreham
"Oscar was a superb bird spotter, very easy going, always ready to smile & a wealth of information."
Kicab & Marta
"Oscar’s knowledge about wildlife (especially birds) was immense and his abilities made our photography trip a great success".
"One of the most difficult skills to acquire in birding is learning the slight differences in bird sounds, and Andrew did learn much from you".
Isabelle & Peter Meier
"It is not easy to describe with how much love you explain to us every little tree and flower and whatever spot in this awesome landscape. You did not miss one bird alongside the road and wherever we walked it seems to us as also the birds knew you so well as much as you knew every one of them!".
"He has comprehensive knowledge of both the wildlife and ecology as well as a clear affection and enthusiasm for sharing it with visitors".
Lucas A. Kaminski
"Our trip had the objective of finding interactions of symbiosis between caterpillars of butterflies and ants, a project funded by the National Geographic Society. Surely our trip was successful thanks to the help of our guide Oscar Rodriguez."
"His knowledge of bird identification, habitat, distribution in Paraguay and bird calls were extraordinary".
"I thought the variety of birdlife was exceptional and the guides were outstanding in their friendly attitude and level of expertise. They were very generous with their time and knowledge and everyone appreciated this".
"Oscar was very knowledgeable about the natural history of Paraguay, demonstrating expertise in identifying the plants, reptiles, birds and mammals that we encountered and discussing aspects of their biology".
"On top of everything else, you have a delightful sense of humor, and are a very smooth, skillful driver".
Ph.D. R. J. Gutiérrez
"What I especially liked about Oscar was his judicious use of tape playback. He only used a tape when it was clear that we might not be able to see a particular species; this approach minimizes disturbance of species."
Dr. Luke Ward
"Oscar himself is an expert guide. His skill as an interpreter enhanced the groups’ understanding of local flora and fauna as well as land management practices on and around estancias".
"Oscar was a fantastic leader and guide and got us to the birds and on the birds without fail. He willingly shared his knowledge of his country and its flora and fauna. It was a complete experience."
"He has all the logistics perfectly organized, fully equiped with great vehicle and birding gear and the knowledge that only an experienced local guide can provide".
"Upon returning we knew that we were facing one of the best kept secrets in South America: "Paraguay!!!".