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
"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".
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".
"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".
"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!!!".
"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."
"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!".
Tui Couch & Colleen Boreham
"Oscar was a superb bird spotter, very easy going, always ready to smile & a wealth of information."
"His knowledge of bird identification, habitat, distribution in Paraguay and bird calls were extraordinary".
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!".
"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".
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."
"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".
"He has comprehensive knowledge of both the wildlife and ecology as well as a clear affection and enthusiasm for sharing it with visitors".
"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".
"On top of everything else, you have a delightful sense of humor, and are a very smooth, skillful driver".
"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".
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."