"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".
Travel twice with Oscar Rodríguez in the Paraguayan Chaco, in summer and winter. This was a few years ago, I was writing a French travel guide about Paraguay. I was impressed by Oscar's experience and professionalism, and I made beautiful encounters like that of the unforgettable Ulf, one of the greatest insect specialists in South America. Two excursions of several days in the Chaco, well prepared, and with constant attention so that everything happens in the best conditions. I have learned a lot about the Paraguayan fauna and flora (we saw many animals like Ñandú, tatús, pécaris, snakes, puma tracks, and a lot of birds) and about the indigenous cultures and the way of life of the Mennonites. 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 and I hope to return with him one day, to travel in the Pantanal. Therefore, I highly recommend turning to Paraguay Birding & Nature to discover the wild Paraguay, difficult to tackle and even dangerous without a good guide. The prices are up to the experience and the logistics (4x4 transport, rustic accommodation in the middle of nature, very good cuisine ...). Rigor in the organization - not evident in this Paraguay always full of unforeseen events - and a lot of coexistence in the development of these unforgettable trips. It is the agency that I would recommend for birdwatching in Paraguay and also for those who want to visit the most remote parts of the country.
Other Customer Testimonials
"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".
"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".
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".
"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".
"We would recommend him without a second thought, the trip far exceeded our expectations of this little known country."
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!".
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 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".
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".
"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!".
"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 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".
"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".
"His knowledge of bird identification, habitat, distribution in Paraguay and bird calls were extraordinary".
"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".
"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".
"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".
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".
Tui Couch & Colleen Boreham
"Oscar was a superb bird spotter, very easy going, always ready to smile & a wealth of information".
" 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".
Gerald L. Zuercher, Ph.D.
"Oscar has organized class travel experiences for my students for years and each time has been special!".
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 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".
"Upon returning we knew that we were facing one of the best kept secrets in South America: "Paraguay!!!".
Kicab & Marta
"Oscar’s knowledge about wildlife (especially birds) was immense and his abilities made our photography trip a great success".
"He has comprehensive knowledge of both the wildlife and ecology as well as a clear affection and enthusiasm for sharing it with visitors".