Tour Guide Reynier Omena Junior
Reynier Omena Junior is our Tour Guide for Manaus and surroundings. He is a biologist who lives in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil and specializes in the study of birds. He has about 18 years of experience in identifying Amazonian birds, and is author of the book “Birds of Amazon: a reference guide to the Birdwatching”, now, a new bilingual version (Portuguese – English) published now, in 2014. He is founder of www.birding.com.br, and serves as a guide and has led many bird watching excursions for tourists from all over the world. Reynier’s first language is Portuguese; he is not fluent in English, but he can communicate effectively, and has served as a guide for many groups of primarily English-speaking tourists.
Reynier Omena Junior uses two iPods containing songs from approximately 1,400 Amazonian birds, in conjunction with a laser pointer to attract and point out species that are often difficult to detect in the field. He is accomplished in the field of bioacoustics, and actually generates many of the recordings himself using a directional microphone and a digital recorder. His tours can include many areas around of Manaus, as Musa Tower, Presidente Figueiredo, Careiro, Itacoatiara, Silves, Iranduba, Manacapuru, Novo Airão and others. He is available to guide Sunday through Friday.