This website aims to be a window through which you can look at my work as a bird guide, some local birds and places where we might to watch birds in Iguazú National Park and its environs. Also a way to contact me for information and to hire my guide service.
Top spot for birding in Argentina, this spectaular scenery of huge waterfalls surrounded by Paraná Forest shelters about 450 species of birds ...More info and some birds
Macuco Trail is a 7km pedestrian trail across the Paraná Forest in the visitors area of the Iguazú National Park.More info and some birds
Owling is no doubt a special birding, doing it in a rain forest is something else. Iguazú shelters some 12 species ...More info and some birds
30km of a dirt road across the Iguazú National Park making stops and short walks in the best spots...More info and some birds
A round trip across the North of Misiones province, to bird the best spots of the Paraná Forest...More info and some birds
This provincial park extends its protection over 84.000 hectares (207,000 acres) of Parana Forest...More info and some birds
An unmissable spot for birders in Iguazú downtown. This bird-friendly family backyard is the stop for about 8 species of hummingbirds every day...More info and some birds
Fernando “Pocho” Cabral was born and raised in the province of Misiones, Argentina, enjoying the birds that surrounded him from an early age.
During his tourism studies, he met birders who introduced him to the world of birdwatching, a passion he has embraced ever since. He began to attend birding workshops, assisted on official bird surveys, organized birding forums and after some ten years of field training and experience as a tour guide, he melded profession with passion and started bird guiding.
Qualified as a Bird Guide by the Iguazú National Park and with a National Tour Guide degree completed, Pocho decided to settle in Puerto Iguazú City in 2010, surrounded by the Atlantic Forest and Iguazú Falls, to do what he loves most: Birding, in the place that he knows best: Iguazú.
During 2020 and 2021, he has taken the opportunity to participate in advanced courses for bird guides taught by leaders in the sector, collaborated with researchers in field ornithology and regularly contributed to citizen science projects by sharing his sightings through different web platforms. Pocho has kept his knowledge and skills fresh and looks forward with delight to sharing them with his guests.
“Together we saw 45 species…. He is friendly, patient and helpful. And he can sing and whistle exactly like the birds! ….so we got to go to the front of lines and get a little bit of special treatment. I would highly recommend him if you’re looking for an Iguazu bird guide.“
"Thank you Pocho for a fantastic tour and for showing us so many lifers!”Manuela & Hano
“Pocho is the ideal guide for an Iguazú Falls birding adventure. He knows the birds, the songs, the spots and when to go. He guided me for three days in August '22, in a variety of places including Provincial Parks in the region and at Iguazú National Park itself. On my last day we did a late day into night birding session which was awesome, we saw Toucans, Aracaris and night birds including several Owls. I was staying in Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazil side. We birded on the Argentina side. Pocho picked me up in Foz and made it easy to go back and forth across the border, so no time was wasted. Pocho has a deep knowledge of the area, a great sense of humor and is an all around nice guy. Highly recommended.”Chuck Beillman, NY.
“Mucho más que salir a pajarear! Hace años que amo la fotografía de aves, pero pocas veces un guía brinda una completa experiencia, donde no solo vas a conocer especies muy difíciles de ver sino que te enseña todo el tiempo. Además, el plus de compartir con una persona experta, cálida y divertida! Gracias por tu generosidad y empatía y es imposible no volver repletos de maravillosas imágenes!!”Graciela Neira
“Pocho is a top-notch birding guide, who really knows the birds very well, identifying them by sound as well as by sight.”Jack