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!
*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*
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
This tour may have been short, but it was not easy, so thank goodness our guide, Dušan Brinkhuizen, was so much fun to be with and so knowledgeable.
Lev is top notch in identifying birds, pointing them out and trying to give everyone a good look
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!
Rob Williams and local guides were absolutely excellent. They knew the birds, the calls, where to go, when to be there.
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.