Thank you Marcelo for a wonderful few hours birding Costanera Sur and the surrounding area. The diversity of species seen in such a short time was incredible... and we got to see our first hummingbirds too!!!Dave Luck and Eugenie Venter,
We thoroughly recommend Birding BA as you are very enthusiastic, professional and patient. Other birders certainly won’t be disappointed
I've birded all over the world with many local birding guides, but I've seldom had such a complete experience as I had with you that morning. I felt we say about 99% of what there was to see, thanks to your expertise, not only with the sightings but with your knowledge of bird songs. Your fun-loving personality only added to the enjoyment of the day. Thanks, and I'll look forward to getting out there with you again next time”. Best wishes,Skip Horner
Skip Horner Worldwide
On a recent business trip I had the pleasure to use Marcelo as a bird guide over multiple weekends. He really knows his local birds and where the best place is to find a particular species. I would recommend his services if you are seeking a local guide. I hope to return on business sometime soon, and when I do I intend on using his services. He was a very good guide.
Marcelo provided us with a wonderful birding opportunity in Buenos Aires. He recommended that we go to Vicente Lopez Reserve, which was a lush area with a great view of downtown Buenos Aires. We are beginning birders and Marcelo was very patient with us as he pointed out the many different birds in the reserve. His great enthusiasm and expertise regarding the reserve’s birds, other wildlife, trees, and plants would be appreciated by everyone, from novices to the most experienced, with an interest in nature.Ken and Janice
Marcelo also was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about other birding opportunities in Buenos Aires and throughout Argentina. He has made many birding trips and shared some of his experiences with us. We had a delightful time on our birding expedition in Buenos Aires and would definitely use Marcelo as a guide if we were to visit Buenos Aires again.
The first day having arrived in BA my companion and I sent a note to Marcelo at Birding Buenos Aires and received a reply in a matter of minutes and had set up a tour of the Ecological Reserve by that afternoon. Marcelo gave us excellent instructions on where to meet, brought extra binoculars for my friend, extra water, and led us on a great birding outing. Having led birding tours in Portland and internationally for the past thirty years myself (I an Urban Naturalist for Audubon Society of Portland) I was impressed with Marcelo's birding skills, both sight and sound. A birder who cannot identify local birds by ear should not be leading tours. Marcelo is an expert with local bird song and calls, which adds immensely to the experience. Based on my previous travels through Brazil and Mexico and Europe I'd rank Marcelo as one of the best local bird guides I have met, and the most efficient with regard to responding to information requests and logistics. Just as importantly, he's actively engaged in local conservation efforts. I'd urge anyone who goes birding with Marcelo and his colleagues to support their efforts to establish a formal urban Costanera Norte reserve at the University of BA.Mike Houck, Director
Urban Greenspaces Institute
Estuvimos junto a mi compañera y amigos en una salida de avistaje de aves guiada por Marcelo en Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur un dia de enero. Marcelo tiene una personalidad muy agradable, humilde y evidentemente sus conocimientos y expe- riencias sobre avistaje de aves, sus com- portamientos, formas, voces, sus árboles preferidos y entornos predilectos son muy vastos, ya que constantemente estuvimos aprendiendo y sobre todo descubriendo todo un mundo nuevo algunos de nosotros, y con la posibilidad de fascinarnos aún más quienes ya estábamos interesados en el tema. El calor intenso del verano se hizo no- tar solo por momentos ya que nuestra salida se extendió en tiempo sin darnos cuenta, el tiempo había pasado volando. Sin dudas nuestras expectativas fueron superadas, por el disfrute y sobre todo por la cantidad de especies que pudimos ver, escuchar y cono- cer. Por supuesto, es altamente recomen- dable acudir a los conocimientos y la com- pañía de Marcelo, que propone un paseo muy distendido, didáctico y dinámico
Juan Pablo Puyelli