"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".
“In 2016, two students and a colleague accompanied me on an 8-day birding and natural history tour of Paraguay organized by Oscar Rodriguez. After we agreed on an itinerary and price for the trip, Oscar’s plans worked out smoothly without any unexpected surprises. All of the places we stayed at were reasonably comfortable and the food was tasty. 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. He was enthusiastic and energetic while searching for wildlife, and he was well prepared with recordings of birds that he used to attract target species. He was able to converse in English with those in our group who were unfamiliar with Spanish. And most importantly he was polite, courteous and respectful, always sensitive to and accommodating our needs. I would definitely hire Oscar again as a guide”.
Other Customer Testimonials
"I also highlight the great deal of professionalism in logistics, timetables and knowledge of routes and roads, which greatly contributed to the success of the campaign. Thanks Oscar!".
Kicab & Marta
"Oscar’s knowledge about wildlife (especially birds) was immense and his abilities made our photography trip a great success".
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".
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".
"Highlights for me were his knowledge of both, birds and the history of the area; and his obvious passion for nature. I would highly recommend this tour for bird enthusiasts".
Gerald L. Zuercher, Ph.D.
"Oscar has organized class travel experiences for my students for years and each time has been special!".
"I thank Oscar Rodríguez, a guide who is passionate about his work, for gathering the love and knowledge of the birds, thus achieving a spectacular bird watching that this place offers (115 species in 5 hours) through Paraguay Birding & Nature".
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!".
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".
" In this sense it has been a great experience, this trip through Paraguay, worthy of being repeated one day, taking into account that this country is a great destination for Birdwatchers".
"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".
"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".
"A beautiful cultural experience surrounded by nature, with an attentive guide who speaks perfect English".
"We would recommend him without a second thought, the trip far exceeded our expectations of this little known country."
"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".
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".
"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".
"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".
"Oscar: Very much enjoyed birding with you! You are incredibly knowledgeable about the birds, and other fauna and flora of Paraguay. Your ability to hear and identify the birds with just a few notes is amazing and very much appreciated".
"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".
"Upon returning we knew that we were facing one of the best kept secrets in South America: "Paraguay!!!".
Tui Couch & Colleen Boreham
"Oscar was a superb bird spotter, very easy going, always ready to smile & a wealth of information".
Prof. Julian Higgins
“I has a wonderful trip with Oscar in October 2019. We saw over 100 species of bird in a single afternoon. Oscar is friendly, extremely knowledgable, obliging and enthusiastic. I thoroughly recommend his tours".
"His knowledge of bird identification, habitat, distribution in Paraguay and bird calls were extraordinary".
"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".
"He has comprehensive knowledge of both the wildlife and ecology as well as a clear affection and enthusiasm for sharing it with visitors".
"I was impressed by Oscar's experience and professionalism, Before I met Oscar, I didn't know much about birdwatching. In a few days, I discovered everything in the universe! Oscar knew how to transmit his passion to me".