He was born in Brazil, at the State of Parana, on a ranch were his parents were cultivating coffee. Being his father from Russia and his mother from Ukraine, - Paulo was supported, since a very young age to enjoy Nature in the Tropics, since it has no comparison to Siberia...Of course, birds were his favorite creatures. With the purpose of having such "good life" forever Paulo decided to be an Agronomist, based on the observation of a professional that were giving his parents technical assistance. He thought that being an Agronomist he could spend the entire day visiting properties & finding birds. So, he came to Mato Grosso in 1980 where he went to the local University. Starting to work professionally, on weekends and Holidays, at the Pantanal at the age of 18 years old. Once he got his degree in 1988 he started working full time as a Guide. And in 1992 he founded his own Company - Boute Expeditions.|
His background now, includes over a 1.000 (!) trips to the Pantanal and hundreds to the main bird destinations of Brazil, such the Atlantic Forest. Besides, contribution to many Ornithologica trips, which made his name to be included on the book: South American Birds (Vol. II) by Dr. Robert Ridgely. Paulo has an absolutely fantastic knowledge about the Brazilian Birds.
Due to the huge amount of his trips within Brazil, on every destination, you will be surprised of how everybody have him as a good friend even being thousand of miles away from home. He knows everyone by his/her name and everyone knows him.
Being part of a first generation of immigrants in Brazil, Paulo has committed himself to contribute as much as he can to the development of Birding in Brazil. He has helped & supported many people to start a career as bird guides. As well, he has presented courses and lectures on birdwatching across Brazil.
Birding with Paulo is a unique experience of having a guide who is a perfect travel companion.
Paulo conduct EarthFoot's Birding the Matto Grosso experience.
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