Meet the Team
Naun Amable Silva
Naun has 15+ years of wildlife guiding experience. Born and raised in the Peruvian Amazon, he has grown up in a close relationship with nature. One of the top guides to be found in his hometown, the hub of jungle tourism in southern Peru, his English is fluent after 5 years living in England, and his knowledge of the local area and its flora and fauna is extensive.
He has worked for local NGO’s, studying local flora and fauna, and has worked free lance for many of the tour companies operating in Madre de Dios, as well as across South America.
In the past seven years he has expanded his knowledge and guiding experience, leading tours across Peru, visiting the hotspots than any true birding tour must include, as well as guiding in the Pantanal of Brazil, and Chilean Patagonia, the best locations in the world to see wild jaguars and pumas, and now Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador.
He is also an amateur photographer, having discovered the beauty in capturing wildlife and nature in pictures. He loves nothing more than to share his passion with his guests, whether it be searching out obscure birds, turning over leaves in search of frogs and snakes, or photographing the impressive wild felines of South America.
Naun’s Field Equipement:
Vortex Talon 8×42 – Kowa TSN 883
Canon 5D mark IV & mark III
Canon 100-400 & 600mm lenses
I-pod and portable speaker
*** Naun offers the possibility of renting his lens to guests with Canon equipment during trips
Susanna Lewis de Amable
Susanna left her job as an Ecologist in the UK in 2015 to join her husband in South America. What was originally a four month trip ended up with her staying permanently.
A graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Lancaster University she has spent her time since researching, working with, and conserving wildlife and habitats across several South American countries.
While her husband pursues wildlife for photography, she follows for the opportunity to study and learn about the wildlife, as well as dabbling a little with photography. While she is fascinated by and enjoys learning about all plants and animals, she particularly enjoys birds, bats and felines, and has fallen in love with the enigmatic, characterful Giant River Otters.
Nikon Monarch 8×42
Cesar Bollatty Bedregal
Cesar was born in the rainforest of Peru and now lives in Cusco & Puerto Maldonado. He is widely regarded as one of the finest peruvian bird guides with truly remarkable field skills, including an extensive knowledge of bird vocalisations.
Caesar’s resume includes working as a birding guide in Brasil & Bolivia , guiding documentary and photography tours for national television channels, and for many years he has worked as a natural history rainforest guide at Tambopata Nacional Reserve and Manu National Park, where he has also been part of macaw and Giant River Otter projects.
He is specialised in leading bird tours and as one of a few licensed birding guides from the Ministry of Tourism in Madre De Dios, he speaks fluent English and is well known for his field craft when leading tours.
Cesar works with Leica binoculars and a Kowa scope.
Listed as one of the top ten birding guides in Peru, he was born in a native community of the Ese’Eja’s along the Tmabopata river, in south eastern Peru. Here he developed his birding skills while working for his native community’s eco-tourism project in the 2000’s as a naturalist tour guide.
Since then, he has regularly been leading bird tours in the Tambopata national Reserve, and then in 2006 was given the chance to guide for a company specialising in birding tours, and so gaining wider experience in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, and all across Peru. Since then he has lead groups alongside other top birders from around the world, and guided many other world class birders (including the world’s #1 birder – Claes-Goran Cederlund), not to mention professional photographers, and documentary crews like the BBC.