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

Robert Wilcox
NL, Dominican Republic 2023

Bobby Wilcox was great as tour leader; always aware of the clients and on-target with the endemics we sought. Our local guide was so well spoken and full of history and cultural knowledge as well as keen on all the birds. He was a real plus for the tour.

Robert Wilcox
JM, Dominican Republic 2022

We had an excellent time on this tour. Even though I did not see every endemic, it fully met my hopes for the number of birds that I could reasonably expect. The rainy weather impacted our birding at times, but the leaders made some good decisions to adjust our plans in response and to maximize our chances of getting the birds. We really enjoyed birding with Bobby Wilcox. This may have been his first visit to the DR, but he was well prepared, has excellent field skills, a good sense of humor, worked hard to get us on the birds, and shared his knowledge and enthusiasm in general.

Lev Frid
NP, Dominican Republic 2021

Lev Frid was outstanding. He is knowledgeable, capable, hard working, friendly, easy going and a super human being. I had a blast with him and can’t find enough positive adjectives to describe him.

Dušan Brinkhuizen
KM, Dominican Republic 2018

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.

Robert Williams
MK, Dominican Republic 2018

Rob Williams and local guides were absolutely excellent. They knew the birds, the calls, where to go, when to be there.

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 * GBP3,150 * EUR3,681 * AUD6,155

Single Supplement: USD290 * GBP229 * EUR267 * AUD447

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 * GBP3,150 * EUR3,681 * AUD6,155

Single Supplement: USD290 * GBP229 * EUR267 * AUD447

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 * GBP3,308 * EUR3,865 * AUD6,464

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP205 * EUR240 * AUD401

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 * GBP3,938 * EUR4,602 * AUD7,696

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP205 * EUR240 * AUD401

Can be linked with:

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 * GBP3,308 * EUR3,865 * AUD6,464

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP205 * EUR240 * AUD401

Can be linked with: Jamaica - Island Endemics II 2025

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