In 1987 British birder Guy Cox moved to Bolivia to be closer to the birds and the tropical forest he had discovered three years earlier and fallen in love with on the banks of the Surutú River. Since then, Guy has spent over thirty years in tropical South America, working s a guide and conservationist in Bolivia, before moving to the Atlantic Forest of Argentina’s Misiones Province eleven years ago.
Guy lives in San Pedro Misiones with folk singer Natalia Coronel and their two children, Samay and Leon.
I found this picture (right), while looking through old Queen Mary College (London – my alma mater) expedition archives. Taken in 1986 when I was 22 on my first expedition to Amboró National Park, in search of the Horned Curassow. Very serious bunch!
FUTURE TOUCAN BIRDING GUIDES
The guiding cooperative “Tucaí Birding Guides” is setting up to showcase the talent of a number of gifted students currently studying at San Pedro’s Park Guard training college and give them an opportunity to work professionally as national and international birding guides.