Kicab & Marta
"Oscar’s knowledge about wildlife (especially birds) was immense and his abilities made our photography trip a great success".
“Three of us took a wildlife trip with Oscar in October 2017. It was one of the most wonderful experiences we had for a variety of reasons. We are not birders but love photographing fauna, flora, landscapes, and people. Oscar’s knowledge about wildlife (especially birds) was immense and his abilities made our photography trip a great success. Not only could he identify birds that were relatively slowly moving or perched or standing, he could identify them by sound and when quickly flying by. In addition, he has recordings of numerous birds, which was of significant help to us when he saw or heard them and we didn’t. The recordings attracting the birds and his guidance allowed us to see and photograph them. We had “amazing” (according to friends) photos of nearly 300 species of birds and another 40+ species of mammals, amphibians, and insects and 50+ of flowers/plants. We can’t wait to return to have him guide us through the Pantanal!”
Other Customer Testimonials
"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".
"He has comprehensive knowledge of both the wildlife and ecology as well as a clear affection and enthusiasm for sharing it with visitors".
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!".
"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".
"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".
"Upon returning we knew that we were facing one of the best kept secrets in South America: "Paraguay!!!".
"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".
"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!".
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".
"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".
"His knowledge of bird identification, habitat, distribution in Paraguay and bird calls were extraordinary".
"His personal research and knowledge of the areas gave us an insiders view. The photography opportunities were great, plenty of close views of the species that were hard to get".
"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".
Gerald L. Zuercher, Ph.D.
"Oscar has organized class travel experiences for my students for years and each time has been special!".
"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".
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".
"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".
"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".
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".
"A beautiful cultural experience surrounded by nature, with an attentive guide who speaks perfect English".
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".
Tui Couch & Colleen Boreham
"Oscar was a superb bird spotter, very easy going, always ready to smile & a wealth of information".
"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".
"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".
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".