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PRodriguez



Maps
Santo DomingoDistrito NacionalDominican Republic


Available
Weekdays programmed in advance.

Languages
Spanish and English.
Note
I started birdwatching because I was a fan of Annabelle Dod's articles and books, and when I got to know her personally I become totally involved with birdwatching and conservation.

I've been birding for more than 30 years and know most hotspots of my country.

I am now a conservation photographer.
Area
Santo Domingo Botanical Garden, Salinas de Puerto Hermoso (Salt Flats)

Area Birds
Endemic birds such as Broad-billed Tody, Hispaniolan Woodpecker,
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, swimming, beach
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, long walk, packpack
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, run trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, protest, competition
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games

M. Calcano



Maps
Los Haitises, Sabana de la marHato MayorDominican Republic


Available
Anytime

Languages
Spanish, English
Note
As part of the largest estuary in the insular Caribbean, the 208 km2 Los Haitises National Park is a protected area in the northeast of the country (see map), which offers the visitor a rich variety of natural wonders to explore, including: large expanses of mangrove, humid subtropical forest, sea grass beds, and pristine keys scattered along the length of the coast. The irregular topography of small, vegetation covered hills so characteristic of Los Haitises is the result of erosion subsequent to uplifting of the underlying limestone bedrock, formed over millions of years by marine organisms. The National Park of Los Haitises is Located at the western end of the bay on the south shore across from Sanchez, this park features mangrove swamps with giant mangrove trees forming a lush, green canopy above the watery trails that wind through the swamps. Taino caves where the islands first inhabitants lived are another popular attraction of the park. Tours leave from Samana, Sanchez and Sabana de la Mar at the park's eastern edge across the bay from Samana.

I. Mota



Maps
Santo DomingoDistrito NacionalDominican Republic


Available
Anytime

Languages
Spanish, English
Note
Birdwatcher, biology student, nature photographer, interested in bird conservation and ecology. Member of the Ornithological Society of the Hispaniola (SOH). The island of Hispaniola is home to 32 endemic species, found nowhere else in the world, most can be seen on the Dominican Republic. The island has the richest biodiversity and the highest endemism of the caribbean islands. Great birding can be enjoyed within a short drive form the city, but to really appreciate what the DR has to offer, plan for a 4 to 6 day stay on the island.

J. Cespedes



Maps
Sabana de la MarDominican Republic


Available
Anytime

Languages
Spanish, English
Note
I bird Los Haiteses National Park. Ridgewqy Hawk, Tody, Palmchat, and other endemics.

S. Brauning




Maps
Santo DomingoDistrito NacionalDominican Republic


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Spanish Haitian Creole
Note
We can help people arrange trips and/or connect with local guides that can offer some simple, easy birding in which one can easily pick up a dozen or more endemics and regional species. Or one can go for the more rigorous birding and try to get all 30 endemics and 20 regional specialty species.

RSchwartz



Maps
Santo DomingoDominican Republic


Available


Languages
Note
My husband, Ken and I enjoy going out birdwatching.
Area
Mirador Sur
Interests
Nature: birdwatching, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, canoe Visit: tourist site, restaurant, vineyard, ski/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation Attend: concert, horse race, theatre, live music, sports event Participate: wine, beer, liquor, social games, card games

 
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Manny Jimenes



Maps
Santo DomingoDistrito NacionalDominican Republic

Company
Explora Ecotour


Available
Anytime

Languages
English, Spanish
Birding Pal

Note
I am a passionate Dominican born but American raised birding and nature guide that has been guiding for over 10 years all over the Dominican Republic.

I specialize in finding any and all of the 31 endemics found in the country.
Birding Pal

Area
National Park of the East (Cotubanama), Los Haitises Ebano Verde, Bahoruco NP

Area Birds

endemic, native, migratory, shore birds
Birding Pal

Tours
Email:
info@exploraecotour.com


Phone
809-964-8383.