From an early age, Renzo developed a deep love for the natural side of his native Peru, which he enjoys sharing with Nat Hab guests as an Expedition Leader on our Amazon River voyages. Renzo was born and raised between Peru’s capital of Lima and the nearby Andes Mountains. Nature – especially birds – had attracted his attention as a child. Eventually deciding to pursue a career that would allow him to spend and share time in nature, he studied nature tourism business management, became a licensed guide, and then went on to attain a master’s degree in environmental education, preparing him further for the field. Renzo worked first in southeast Peru amid the intense biodiversity of the upper Amazon rain forests. He then traveled extensively through South America, working as a researcher on conservation projects and as a naturalist/bird guide in places like Brazil’s Pantanal, the Caribbean coast of Colombia, the Ecuadorian cloud forest, and also in Cuba. He is a board member of the Perú Bird Records Committee (PRBC) and has seen more than 1,500 bird species in his native country.