Although the Dominican Republic is perhaps best known for its luxurious beaches, outstanding food and vibrant culture, a birding tour of the island has much to offer both the avid birder and more general naturalist alike. Due to the amazing biodiversity of the island, Hispaniola ranks highest in the world as a priority for bird protection! This 9 day birdwatching tour provides the perfect opportunity to encounter nearly all of the island’s 33 endemic bird species, plus other Greater Antillean specialties. We accomplish this by thoroughly exploring the island’s variety of habitats, from the evergreen and pine forests of the Sierra de Bahoruco to the dry forests of the coast. Furthermore, the accommodations throughout are fairly comfortable, ranging from basic, remote cabins deep in the forest, to well-appointed hotels near the beach, each with its own unique local flair. Join us for this delightful tour to the most diverse island in the Caribbean!

Top Birds

Palmchat, Ridgway’s Hawk, West Indian Whistling Duck, Ashy-faced Owl, Least Poorwill, Hispaniolan Nightjar, Hispaniolan Amazon, Hispaniolan Parakeet, Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo, Hispaniolan Trogon, Broad-billed and Narrow-billed Tody, Hispaniolan Woodpecker, Antillean Piculet, Hispaniolan Palm Crow, White-necked Crow, Antillean Palm Swift, Hispaniolan Oriole, Golden Swallow, Hispaniolan Pewee, La Selle Thrush, Hispaniolan Emerald, Antillean Mango, Eastern and Western Chat-Tanager, Hispaniolan Spindalis, Hispaniolan Crossbill, Antillean Siskin

Habitats Covered

evergreen and endemic pine forest, dry forest, botanical gardens, mangroves, shoreline

Expected Climate

warm to hot and humid

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local leader

Tour Pace & Walking

easy pace, undemanding walks

Accommodation

comfortable to basic, varied cuisines

Ease of Birding

mostly easy birding with some tough species

Other Attractions

great scenery & beaches, friendly people, good food

Photographic Opportunities

good

What our clients say about us

Lev Frid
PW, Dominican Republic 2020

"May I say Lev and his team of guides and drivers where excellent in every way, nothing was too much trouble. Their knowledge of the birds and their patience and good humour made this trip memorable. And to top it all I saw all the endemics. Thanks Pete"

Lev Frid
PO, Dominican Republic 2021

This was a very nice tour. Lev was very knowledgeable and friendly. Accommodations were good also. Overall a great trip and I would not hesitate to do another tour with Rockjumper as this was my fourth with them.

Robert Williams
PM, Dominican Republic 2018

Rob Williams and Caesar were excellent, and so was the birding and group dynamics.

Forrest Rowland
KB & JB, Dominican Republic 2020

We were very excited to be traveling with Forrest again on our 9th tour with Rockjumper! Forrest is an excellent guide and totally lived up to our expectations (again), Forrest's experience in the Dominican Republic was certainly a plus, and with the help of the terrific local guides (and maybe some luck), we were able to get unexpectedly very good looks of some of the more difficult and usually less cooperative species. Thanks for a great trip!

Adam Walleyn
GB & DB - Dominican Republic 2019

Our Rockjumper guide for all three tours, Adam Walleyn, was an excellent birder and attentive to all participants. We have travelled with Adam previously and continue to enjoy his expertise and passion for nature. Adam's leadership was a major factor in our booking the three tours.

Dominican Republic - Endemics of Hispaniola III 2024

23 Nov 2024 - 01 Dec 2024 (9 days)

USD3,995 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Alexander Alvarado

Tour price (Per person): USD3,995 * GBP3,216 * EUR3,765 * AUD6,235

Single Supplement: USD290 * GBP233 * EUR273 * AUD453

Can be linked with: Cuba - Caribbean Endemic Birding II 2024

Dominican Republic - Endemics of Hispaniola IV 2024

01 Dec 2024 - 09 Dec 2024 (9 days)

USD3,995 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Alexander Alvarado

Tour price (Per person): USD3,995 * GBP3,216 * EUR3,765 * AUD6,235

Single Supplement: USD290 * GBP233 * EUR273 * AUD453

Can be linked with: Jamaica - Island Endemics II 2024

Dominican Republic - Endemics of Hispaniola I 2025

17 Jan 2025 - 25 Jan 2025 (9 days)

USD4,195 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Alexander Alvarado

Tour price (Per person): USD4,195 * GBP3,377 * EUR3,953 * AUD6,547

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP209 * EUR245 * AUD406

Can be linked with: Cuba - Caribbean Endemic Birding I 2025

Dominican Republic - Endemics of Hispaniola (Small Group) 2025

08 May 2025 - 16 May 2025 (9 days)

USD4,995 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Mark Beevers

Tour price (Per person): USD4,995 * GBP4,021 * EUR4,707 * AUD7,796

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP209 * EUR245 * AUD406

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Dominican Republic - Endemics of Hispaniola II 2025

01 Dec 2025 - 09 Dec 2025 (9 days)

USD4,195 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Robert Wilcox

Tour price (Per person): USD4,195 * GBP3,377 * EUR3,953 * AUD6,547

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP209 * EUR245 * AUD406

Can be linked with: Jamaica - Island Endemics II 2025

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