Mario is our resident southern South American expert, an outstanding field ornithologist and wildlife tour guide who lives near Salta, in the Argentine Andes. He holds a Master's degree in Biology from Salta University, where he works as an Associate Professor. Mario has travelled widely across the 'Bird Continent' and has an extensive knowledge of South American birds. He has led bird and wildlife tours in Argentina, Chile and Brazil, where he also lived for a number of years. Mario is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and has an excellent ear for bird calls making him the perfect co-leader guide for our southern South America tours.