Shortly About Horacio Matarasso
Horacio is a biologist and a passionate birder. He started birding at high school so he decided to study biology at Buenos Aires University to dedicate himself to ornithology, and join Aves Argentinas / Birdlife partner in the country, from more than 30 years ago.
He used to work at BA University and at Western Washington University where he did research works about woodpeckers, and later he moved 18 years to Patagonia, where he led researchs about birds of Lanin National Park and forest management using birds. He was professor on Biology and Director of the Ornithology Center at Comahue National University, making census in different biogeographic habitats. He discovered a new specie for Argentina : a sort of Mockingbird. He also gives birding courses, where people can introduce on birding passion.
Since 2014 he returned to Buenos Aires to take the national coordination of members of Aves Argentinas, partner of Birdlife in the country. He also chair theSouth America Bird Fair, the main event of the continent in terms of birdwatching, and he guides birdwatchers who come to this region.
"I like to go to birding. I like to share this activity with other people. Thanks to my job, I could go, with binoculars and guides, to other countries in South America, North America and the world, but I'm still dazzled by these places where you can observe more than 100 species in a day and have always unexpected surprises. I hope to share that with a lot of people!"