Get to Know Our Guides
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. He has also worked free lance for many of the tour companies operating in Madre de Dios, as well as other South American countries.
In more recent years he has expanded his knowledge and guiding experience through leading tours across Peru. Visiting and learning about all the hotspots that a top birding tour must include. Not to mention his time guiding in the Pantanal of Brazil, and Chilean Patagonia – respectively the best locations in the world to see wild jaguars and pumas.
He is also an amateur photographer, having discovered the beauty in capturing wildlife and nature in pictures. He loves nothing more than to share this passion with his guests. Whether that be searching out obscure birds, turning over leaves in search of frogs and snakes, or photographing the impressive wild felines of South America.
In fact, Naun is the photographer behind most of our website images – take a look at some of his best work in our gallery.
Naun’s Field Equipement:
Swarovski 8.5 x 42 EL – Kowa TSN 883
Canon 1DX mark II & 5D mark IV
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
Cesar Bollatty Bedregal
Cesar was born in the rainforest of Peru where he still lives in Puerto Maldonado. He is widely regarded as one of the finest Peruvian bird guides. He possesses truly remarkable field skills, together with an extensive knowledge of bird vocalisations.
Cesar’s resume includes working as a birding guide in Bolivia, Brazil and of course Peru. He has guided documentary and photography tours for national television channels. For many years he has worked as a natural history rainforest guide at Tambopata National Reserve as well as Manu National Park.
His speciality and passion is in leading bird tours. He’s one of the few licensed birding guides from the Ministry of Tourism in Madre de Dios. In addition to that he speaks fluent English and is highly regarded for his field craft when leading tours.
Cesar works with Leica binoculars and a Kowa scope.
Silverio was born in a native community of Ese’Eja along the Tambopata river of south-eastern Peru. It is there, while working for his community’s eco-tourism project, that he first developed his birding skills as a tour guide.
Since then, he has regularly been leading bird tours in the Tambopata National Reserve. In addition to that, he was given the opportunity to guide for a company specialising in birding tours further afield. In doing so he developed his top quality birding knowledge throughout Peru.
As one of the most experienced and long standing birding guides in the country, his services have been requested by some of the worlds top birders and bird guides visiting Peru.
However, most importantly, and like all our guides, he has a deep seated passion for the avifauna of his country, and sharing this with other likeminded individuals.