Guy Cox – great birding guide in the Iguazu region!

“Guy led and guided my wife and I around the Misiones region south and east of Iguazu for 3 days late in the summer of 2018-19. The program was customised to our particular interest in photographing the feathered friends. His sharp eye and in-depth knowledge of local birdlife we came almost to take for granted as he served up round after round of additional species in subtly different environments. For us the bonus was the continual learning through our easy conversation, about natural history more generally in the region, political and environmental history; the lives and activities of local people. It’s clear he lives in and loves this central part of the continent (extending into surrounding countries). It felt more like spending time in this unfamiliar region with an expert friend than commissioning (at very reasonable price) a commercial guide.”

March 2019 – – Trevor and Carol Ireland, Adelaide, AU

Noah Strycker (2015 Big Year 6042 species)

“Guy sure has an incredible ear.  As we walk slowly through the forest, he points out every sound…”

Noah and I spent four days in January 2015 together in northern Misiones.  Noah saw his 500th bird with me at San Sebastian de la Selva on 22 Jan.

“THANK YOU so much for such a wonderful few days in Misiones – I will never forget it!  We did extremely well with the birds which was a big bonus for my year, and it was great to meet you. Hope we cross paths again one of these days!”

Good birding – Noah

Read abut Noah’s epic year-long round-the-world birding trip on Audubon’s website…


Selected TripAdvisor comments
“Exceptional Bird Guide ~ and Intellectual Adventure !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

“Traveling with Guy is extremely interesting.  Superb bird guide, historian, local knowledge. Well organized.”

Visited September 2014


Toucan Birding Guides – Guy Cox

“We booked Guy Cox for several days, where we focused on birding in Misiones Province, Argentina. Guy was very engaging, knows all the local bird songs/calls, and was able to locate all the endemic and rare birds of the area. He also was aware of group limitations, age range of travelers, and tolerated our wacky sense of humor.

“Additionally, we traveled with Guy Cox for several weeks in Bolivia in late 2013, where he arranged lodging and transportation, along with his excellent bird guiding service. Ecotourism infrastructure is much more limited in Bolivia, compared to other Central and South American countries, but he found safe lodging and dining options for this trip.”

We plan to have him guide another trip for us, and recommend him for all levels of birders.

 Nov 2012
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More Comments and Testimonials

“We wanted to thank you for the wonderful guiding during our stay.  We enjoyed your insights into the world of the rain forest as well as your engaging stories of the ornithologist’s life in South America.”

Alice and David Schiff  NY

“We spent three excellent days birding with Guy Cox in San Sebastian de la Selva. He is a true expert. With over twenty years of bird guiding and avian research in this part of of South America.  Guy has the birding skills, local knowledge and leaderships qualities to satisfy birders of every level of interest. And he is very pleasant company.”

Howard and Lyn Heffler; Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

“Guy’s knowledge of the birds, the sites, the local conservation issues and especially the bird calls was extraordinary.”

“There is a wealth of information on the site and most of it we couldn’t have found anywhere else.”

Robert and Brenda McKay PNG

“In our five days with Guy in Misiones, we tallied 220 species of birds. With most of our lifers, we had extremely satisfying views.”

“Guy has lived in South America for quite a few years, is fluent in Spanish, and knows the culture well enough to get things done.”

Gina Sheridan and Dennis Murphy CA

“I highly recommend a trip with Guy Cox.”

“Guy is the consummate expert to birds of the area, he helped us to find birds we would never have seen on our own.”

Sandy Weber NM