Dominican Republic: Endemic Birding and More
The island’s scenery is some of the most dramatic in the region. More than 306 bird species are recorded. The trip journey is designed in order to observed about 100 species and most of the 32 Hispaniolan endemics in a 9 days trip.
More Details About this Trip:
In Hispaniola is recorded 32 endemic species, with include three unique endemic families and 6 endemic bird genera: Nesoctites (woodpecker), Dulus (Palmchat), Microligea (Hispaniolan tanager ), Xenoligea (Hispaniolan tanager), Calyptophilus (chat-tanagers) Phaenicophilus (Hispaniolan tanagers).
Beside spectacular birding, we will visit the cloud forest, pine savannahs, thorn scrub mangrove an historical Colonial City.
Endemic Birds: White-fronted Quail-dove, Least Poowill, Hispaniolan Nightjar, Hispaniolan Mango, Hispaniolan Emerald, Bay-breasted Cuckoo, Hispaniolan Lizard-cuckoo, Ashy-faced Owl, Ridgway’s Hawk, Hispaniolan Trogon, Narrow-billed Tody, Broad-billed Tody, Antillean Piculet, Hispaniolan Woodpecker, Hispaniolan Amazon, Hispaniolan Parakeet, Hispaniolan Elaenia, Hispaniolan Pewee, Flat-billed Vireo, White-necked Crow (EXT. from Puerto Rico) Hispaniolan Palm Crow, Golden Swallow (Ext from Jamaica), La Selle Thrush, Palmchat, Hispaniolan Euphonia, Hispaniolan Crossbill, Black-crowned Palm-tanager, Grey-crowned Palm-tanager, White-winged Warbler, Green-tailed Warbler, Hispaniolan Spindalis, Western Chat-tanager and Eastern Chat-tanager
Velvety free-tailed bat,, Big free-tailed bat, Mexican free-tailed bat, Sooty mustached bat, Macrotus Waterhouse's leaf-nosed bat, Brown flower bat, Leach's single leaf bat and the Hispaniolan Hutia.
Our search for the endemics and regional specialties will take us to the cloud forest, rain forest, pine savannahs, and thorn scrub habitats and wetlands We will visit Sierra de Bahoruco National Park and Los Haitises National Park with impressive limestone karst forest.
A World Heritage Sites is the Capital of Dominicana. Ciudad Colonial (Spanish for "Colonial City") is the historic central neighborhood of Santo Domingo and the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement in the of the Americas. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO We will visit two National Parks: Sierra de Barohuco and Los Haitises.
Note: All photographs in used are courtesy of photographer Kenny Díaz.