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Dominican Republic

The island of Hispaniola is one of the most bio-diverse globally, including dry forest, cloud forest, rain forest, and pine forest. We hope to see, among others, the endangered Ridgway’s Hawk, West Indian Whistling Duck, Ashy-faced Owl, the odd Palmchat, La Selle Thrush, the cute Broad-billed Tody, a seemingly out-of-place Hispaniolan Crossbill, and the beautiful Black-crowned Tanager. We will visit the Zapoten cloud forest, Villa Barrancoli Birding Lodge, Lomo Charco Azul, Chacote Birding Lodge, and Los Haitises, where we will track the petroglyphs of the indigenous Taino people.

We begin from Santo Domingo with a visit to a great Hispaniolan Parakeet site in the Colonial Zone of the city, followed by a beautiful scenic drive out west to the majestic Bahoruco Mountains and Sierra de Bahoruco National Park in the southwest where, for the next five magical days, we will be staying in and around the mountains and spending the mornings, afternoons and nights exploring fantastic birding sites such as Zapoten Cloud Forest, Villa Barrancoli Birding Lodge, Rabo de Gato Nature Trail, Loma Charco Azul Biological Preserve, and Cachote Cloud Forest. In this area, you will be able to explore a wide variety of ecosystems. These all are part of the unique ecology found in the Dominican Republic, one of the most bio-diverse islands in the world.

Join us for a memorable trip at just the right time of the year!

Visit the beautiful Dominican Republic!

Escape the rainy Portland winter to the warmth of the Dominican Republic. This incredible adventure takes us to a wide variety of ecosystems and the top birding sites in the Dominican Republic, all of which are highly recommended on the “Caribbean Birding Trail” website. We will spend seven days looking for the 31 endemics of the island and then complete our comprehensive visit with a full day in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone.


Trip Details

  • Trip Leader: Stefan Schlick
  • When: January 15, 2023 – January 24, 2023
  • Fee: $3,095 Members / $3,965 Non-members
  • Deposit: $1,500
  • Group size: Limited to 8 participants

Trip fees include all ground transportation, double-occupancy lodging, all meals/non-alcoholic beverages/snacks except dinners, trip materials, entrance fees, excursions, and the services of your skilled leader(s).
Trip fees do not include airfares and alcoholic beverages.


January 15, 2023
January 24, 2023
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Tara Lemezis