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Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic

Map of Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Ridgways Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) Antillean Piculet (Nesoctites micromegas) Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima) Ashy-faced Owl (Tyto glaucops) Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) White-necked Crow (Corvus leucognaphalus) Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva)

National Park


Dominican Republic

1/26/2014: We spent our last three nights at a cool hotel with waterfalls running through the middle of everything. The hotel was right on the border of the national park.

Some of our highlights for the stay were taking a boat trip into the mangroves to see prehistoric cave paintings, walking around in the swamps around the hotel, and being attacked by the resident geese and horses.

On our last night, a couple of guys showed up with playback equipment. I tagged along on their search for the Ashy-Faced Owl. I am not sure that I am on board with using playback to see birds, however. The birds seemed very annoyed by the disruption in their daily pattern.

In addition to the birds listed, I heard a Hispaniolan Oriole and a Chuck Will's Widow.

Previous Visit (Bahia de Semana: 1/25/2014)
Next Visit (Santo Domingo - Botanical Gardens: 1/27/2014)

Species Recorded (43)

Birds ( 42 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis

Frigatebirds ( Fregatidae )
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Ridgway's Hawk - Buteo ridgwayi

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

Limpkin ( Aramidae )
Limpkin - Aramus guarauna

Guineafowl ( Numididae )
Helmeted Guineafowl - Numida meleagris

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani

( Todidae )
Broad-billed Tody - Todus subulatus

Barn Owl and Grass-owls ( Tytonidae )
Ashy-faced Owl - Tyto glaucops

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Antillean Palm-Swift - Tachornis phoenicobia

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Vervain Hummingbird - Mellisuga minima
Hispaniolan Emerald - Riccordia swainsonii

( Coccyzidae )
Mangrove Cuckoo - Coccyzus minor

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Hispaniolan Woodpecker - Melanerpes striatus
Antillean Piculet - Nesoctites micromegas

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Hispaniolan Pewee - Contopus hispaniolensis
Gray Kingbird - Tyrannus dominicensis

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Cave Swallow - Petrochelidon fulva

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
White-necked Crow - Corvus leucognaphalus

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Palmchat - Dulus dominicus

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Black-whiskered Vireo - Vireo altiloquus
Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons
Flat-billed Vireo - Vireo nanus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Louisiana Waterthrush - Parkesia motacilla
Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis
Northern Parula - Setophaga americana
Black-throated Blue Warbler - Setophaga caerulescens
Prairie Warbler - Setophaga discolor

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Yellow-faced Grassquit - Tiaris olivaceus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Village Weaver - Ploceus cucullatus


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