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Santo Domingo - Botanical Gardens, Dominican Republic (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Santo Domingo - Botanical Gardens, Dominican Republic

Map of Santo Domingo - Botanical Gardens, Dominican Republic

Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo (Coccyzus longirostris) Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus) West Indian Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna arborea) Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) Hispaniolan Giant Ameiva (Pholidoscelis chrysolaemus) Hispaniolan Stout Anole (Anolis cybotes)
Palmchat (Dulus dominicus) Antillean Palm-Swift (Tachornis phoenicobia)

Botanical Gardens.


Dominican Republic

1/24/2014: We stopped off for a day of city life. We went to the championship game for the Dominican Baseball League, and saw Licey take the crown. The game ended late because of a rain delay. Did you know that you can buy a bottle of rum at the game?

After waking up late, we fought some pretty horrendous traffic to get to the botanical gardens. There do not seem to be any traffic laws in Santo Domingo, and there is a lot of pointless horn honking. Taxis stop at the green lights. It took a long while to get to the garden.

1/27/2014: After hearing that the West Indian Whistling Ducks were seen in the Gran Canada, I made the second trip into the city. It would have cost $40 extra to drop off the car at the airport, so I figured it was better to spend the $40 and see a rare duck.

I walked quickly to the spot where the ducks had been seen, and sure enough, I found several of them to end the trip.

Previous Visit (Cachote: 1/23/2014)
Next Visit (Bahia de Semana: 1/25/2014)

Species Recorded (21)

Birds ( 18 )

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Least Grebe - Tachybaptus dominicus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Green Heron - Butorides virescens

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
West Indian Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna arborea

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Hispaniolan Parakeet - Psittacara chloropterus

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Smooth-billed Ani - Crotophaga ani

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Antillean Palm-Swift - Tachornis phoenicobia

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Hispaniolan Emerald - Riccordia swainsonii

( Coccyzidae )
Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo - Coccyzus longirostris

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Hispaniolan Woodpecker - Melanerpes striatus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Gray Kingbird - Tyrannus dominicensis

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Red-legged Thrush - Turdus plumbeus

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

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Palmchat - Dulus dominicus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus


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