This report summarizes a 5-day birding trip (January 21-25, 2013) to the Southwest part of the Dominican Republic with local bird guide Miguel Landestoy, and several days during the week of January 14, 2013 birding independently in Santo Domingo (SD). Our primary goal for the first week (Jan 14-20) was taking in the historical and cultural aspects of SD, the oldest European city in the western hemisphere. We enjoyed visits to the cathedral, colonial era buildings, forts, and museums – all enhanced by free (with the price of admission) audio guides in English to these attractions so we could self-tour at our own pace. We made day trips for birds to the Botanical Garden & National Zoological Park, and also enjoyed the National Aquarium during our first week, so we were able to focus on the endemic-rich SW exclusively with our hired bird guide.
We encountered all but two of the 32 endemic species listed in Ruta Barrancoli: A Bird-Finding Guide to the Dominican Republic by Steve Latta and Kate Wallace. Exceptions were Ridgway’s Hawk, which we did not try for, and La Selle Thrush, which only our guide and driver glimpsed briefly. Because access to the usual Thrush location was washed out from October 2012’s Storm Sandy (the road was under repair during our visit, and likely fixed by the time you read this) the alternate location we tried was a long, steep, rough drive which we did not have time to visit more than once. We had fantastically satisfying views of all species thanks to Miguel’s knowledge and persistence, even the notorious skulkers like the Western AND Eastern (!) Chat- Tanagers, and hard-to-find species like White-fronted Quail Dove and Antillean Piculet.
We stayed at the Acuarium Suite Resort (www.acuariumsuiteresort.com) our first week, situated in the western part of Santo Domingo, between the airport and the Colonial City. At the taxi stand in front of the hotel, we encountered "Johnson" the first day, a friendly, reliable and fair-priced driver who drove us where ever/whenever we wanted (including pre-dawn birding trips to the Botanical Gardens & Zoo), and picked us up at an appointed time.
Several months prior to our arrival, my husband and I had arranged via the internet for a 5-day private tour to see Hispaniolan endemics and other target birds with Miguel Landestoy (email = email@example.com; cell phone= 809-705-2430). Miguel’s guiding fee is $270/day plus expenses. He supplies a 4WD vehicle, and participants pay for the fuel, and all lodging and meals for themselves and Miguel. For our group of two, additional daily expenses amounted to $114/day, the biggest chunk of this being fuel (gas is over $5.25 per gallon). Miguel’s selected lodging choices that were comfortable, safe, reasonably priced, and as close as possible to birding locations. On a couple of nights we “camped” at Kate Wallace’s Camp Barrancoli, which had electricity, hot water, and cabins with beds – hardly roughing it for $10/person/night. If his clients are up to it, he prefers to eat (as we did) at local comedors, which provide reasonably-priced home-cooked local dishes in a casual setting, selected because they have purified water and sanitary conditions in addition to delicious food.
We highly recommend Miguel. His English is good. His field abilities are exceptional. He knows primary sites for all of the endemics, and has such a good understanding of the bird habits and habitats, that he can quickly come up with a “Plan B” on where to find a species if the primary location doesn’t pan out, as was the case during our visit because the road to the primary highland forest birding area was washed out. He has good recordings of all species, makes his own recordings in the field, and is good at imitating calls himself – which was more effective in some cases (e.g. white-fronted quail dove). He is good at contingency planning, something that can absolutely make or break a trip. For example, knowing that the alternate road to highland forest habitat was rough, Miguel arranged for another vehicle and driver to spend the first two days with us (at no additional expense to us). When his own 4WD vehicle broke down (despite being recently repaired), he quickly had a rental vehicle brought in without any loss (amazingly!) of our birding time. He is flexible in adjusting the itinerary or the day’s birding goals to client’s needs, and even whims (for example, once he knew how addicted to coffee we are, he made sure it was arranged even on very early mornings). Miguel is a good all around naturalist, and is passionate not only about birds, but also is deeply interested in amphibians, reptiles, and plants. He’s a good advocate with his countrymen about bird conservation. If Miguel has a weakness, it is in the pre-departure department. We received less information about the trip logistics during the planning phase (weeks/month prior to our arrival in the DR) than I would have liked. I only mention this because the lack of specifics upfront may dissuade others from hiring Miguel, which would be a mistake.
For the independent birding we did in Santo Domingo, we followed the excellent Ruta Barrancoli: A Bird-Finding Guide to the Dominican Republic by Steve Latta and Kate Wallace. Published in 2012 by the National Aviary (ISBN: 978-0-615-62568-3), we found the guide’s organization, maps, and site descriptions exceptional. Species and birding sites are presented and cross-referenced in several, very user-friendly tables. There is a summary table in the front of the book, and more detailed tables in each of the sections which focus on the 5 major geographic regions of the country Endemic species and other specialties are richly illustrated by Dana Gardner. There are wonderful plates depicting all of the endemic species (along with descriptions of habitat and sites where each is found), and additional drawings and photos are interspersed throughout the guide. This is one of the most visually attractive and helpful local bird-finding guides we’ve purchased. I ordered it directly from the author Steven Latta (Steven.Latta@aviary.org) for $29.95 plus $3.00 postage.
For a field guide we used A Guide to the Birds of the West Indies by Herbert Raffaele, et al. Publised in 1998 by Princeton Univ. Press, it is somewhat outdated in terms of recent species splits, but the plates, maps, and bird habitat and range descriptions are all very good. Sub-species and races of previously lumped species are discussed, so it was easy to figure out the “new” endemics. It even illustrates non-breeding (as well as breeding) plumages of the wintering warblers, so carrying a North American was unnecessary. We knew there was a dedicated field guide to the DR, but since we already had this one we didn’t buy it.
The iTunes App Birds of Haiti and the Dominican Republic contains voice recordings as well as range, images, distribution, and habitat information for 58 species, including all of the endemics. Several songs/calls are included for most species. It was well-worth the S2.99 download from www.audubonguides.com/haiti. Proceeds benefit Haitian bird conservation.
January 15, Tuesday – Santo Domingo
Although this was our city tour day, we were pleased to get our first endemic: a flock of Hispaniolan Parakeets flying over as we ate dinner at a sidewalk café in the Colonial City. Antillean Palm Swifts flew over our hotel every day, and Greater Antillean Grackles were less frequent fly-bys. A Vervain Hummingbird ran an afternoon trap line on the pool-front flowers on days we were there.
January 16, Wednesday – Santo Domingo Botanical Gardens
Our taxi driver Johnson showed up at the 6:15 a.m. time we’d agreed upon the previous night, and we arrived at the National Botanical Gardens just after 6:30 a.m. Although the Gardens don’t open officially until 9am, birders and joggers/walkers are allowed to enter at 6:30. Note to self: Daylight doesn’t happen until 7am during the winter. We walked the ~1.5 mile loop described in Ruta Barrancoli twice, picking up West-Indian Whistling Duck, Least Grebe, Solitary Sandpiper, Green Heron, Mangrove Cuckoo, Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo, Smooth-billed Ani, Vervain Hummingbird, Antillean Mango, Hispaniolan Woodpecker, Black-whiskered Vireo, Red-legged Thrush, Palmchat, Black-crowned Palm-Tanager, Yellow-faced Grassquit, and 9 species of wintering warblers – Cape May, American Redstart, and Northern Parula were most commonly seen. This productive loop follows the main road from the gate, than winds along the forested Gran Cañada (with “pullouts” to look for ducks & other water birds in the stream), returning through planted grounds on the Outer Loop Trail.
January 17, Thursday and January 19, Saturday – Santo Domingo
Although these were “city days” spent walking along the Malecón to the Aquarium, which contains nice exhibits and information on Caribbean marine life, and visiting the Museums on the Cultural Plaza, some endemics like the noisy and ubiquitous Palm Chat and Hispaniolan Woodpecker made daily appearances. We were admiring the whiter-bellied Dominican race of the American kestrel, perched on the head of a statue in front of the Museum of the Dominican Man, when suddenly it swooped across our path to capture a lizard on the stone wall. From inside the Museum, we had eye-level views of Hispaniola Parakeets. Later, we walked to the Embajadora Hotel, where the desk clerk let us onto the 5th floor observation deck where we could watch flocks (hundreds?) of parakeets fly into their nightly roosting trees between 5:00 and 6:00 pm. Except for an Osprey, a few Brown Pelicans, a Caspian Tern, and a unidentified gull, birding the seafront and the Ozama River was unproductive.
January 18, Friday – Santo Domingo Zoo
We took a taxi to the National Zoo, which opens at 8:30 a.m. even if you are a birder. The grounds are well taken care of and the animal enclosures are large and well-designed with water, shade, and appropriate enrichment paraphernalia for the species it contains. The animals looked well cared for and healthy. Especially impressive was a captive-rearing program for ashy-faced owls; there was a well-informed guard who protected the owls in the outdoor exhibit area and from boisterous visitors and explained the set-up to us. Endemic species encountered here were similar to the Botanical Garden. We added a few waterbirds like Limpkin, Little Blue and Tricolored Heron, Snowy Egret, and Killdeer. We saw fewer North American migrants as compared to the Botanical Gardens.
January 21, Monday – Santo Domingo to Sierra de Bahoruco North Slope
Miguel Landestoy picked us up at our Hotel Acuarium at 7:00 a.m. to start our “real” birding trip. Our destination in the Sierra de Bahoruco, outside Puerto Escondido and near to the border with Haiti, was a 4-5 hour drive west. We stopped en route to bird a wetland area in the recently created Caamaño National Park (Azua province) about 2 hours West of Santo Domingo. Birds included Blue-winged Teal, Least and Pied-Billed Grebe, Merlin, Common Moorhen, Caribbean and American Coot, several waterbird species including black-necked stilt, Broad-billed and Narrow-billed Tody, Hispaniolan Pewee, Stolid Flycatcher and Greater Antillean Bullfinch. Soon after this productive birding stop, there was a minor delay while we transferred our gear to a back-up 4WD Izuzu when Miguel’s car broke down. Luckily, this vehicle driven by Miguel’s friend Yoel had been caravanning with us for use on rough roads tomorrow, and was just pressed into service earlier than planned. We stop for a lunch at a comedor in Duverge.
From Duverge, we continued south to Puerto Escondido, a small village where the Bahoruco National Park house is located and we paid an entry fee of about $1.25. We spent the late afternoon/early evening birding the lower north slope of the Sierra Bahoruco on the Rabo de Gato a trail, several kilometers beyond the Park house. In this narrow strip of riparian habitat, and the more arid acacia shrub habitat in the dry wash further “upstream”, we added the following new birds: Key West Quail-Dove, Scaly-naped Pigeon, Zenaida Dove, Olive-throated Parakeet, Hispaniolan Parrot, and Flat-billed Vireo. We waited in the dry wash, and watched the light fading on the steep escarpment of the Bahoruco Mountains, where we’d be going the next day. Just after dark, Miguel called in a singing Least Poorwill (Pauraque). Our first sighting was its glowing red eye shine, and then a full body pose as it sat horizontally on a branch. Overnight at Villa Barrancoli Camp.
January 22, Tuesday –Sierra de Bahoruco Highland Forest to Barahona
We left camp at 4:00 a.m., climbing from 500 meters, through endemic pine forest over a very steep and rough road, to reach the broadleaf at 2,100 meters by 6:00 am. We covered 25 very jarring kilometers in Yoel’s Izuzu, which Miguel had arranged to have here specifically for this road. This highland forest is an alternate place for the hard-to-find endemics, essential because the usual “Aguacate” and “Zapoten” areas have been inaccessible since Storm Sandy wiped out the road (almost repaired). At daybreak (7 a.m.) we tried hard for the La Selle Thrush, which Miguel glimpsed just after we left the vehicle, and which Yoel – who stayed with the vehicle while Miguel, Clyde and I were searching the road - got good views of. Walking around for a couple of hours, we enjoyed stunning looks at many targets: Hispaniolan Emerald, Hispaniolan Trogon, Greater Antillean Elaenia, Rufous-throated Solitaire, Bicknell’s Thrush, Green-tailed Ground-tanager, Hispaniolan Highland-tanager, Hispaniolan Spindalis, and Western Chat-tanager. The latter species was coaxed out of deep hiding in a dense tangle of spiny-looking brambles only after determined searching and a bit of bird psychology by Miguel.
We drove a little higher on a much smoother road to a lovely meadow surrounded by pines where we looked for golden swallows, crossbills and siskins. Finding neither, we were amused by a Stout Anole poking its head from a swallow nesting box. Retreating down the mountain, we got great looks at Hispaniolan Crossbill and Antillean Siskin on our way back to Camp Barrancoli, where we had a picnic lunch. Leaving Puerto Escondido bound for Barahona, we drove through hillsides covered with orange-flowering agaves and flushed a burrowing owl. Overnight at Hotel Caribe, and dinner at a restaurant where we had a traditional dish – sausage mofungo with smashed plantains and garlic, which goes very well with the local brew El Presidente.
January 23, Wednesday – Barahona & Sierra Bahoruco East Side to Perdernales
We left Hotel Caribe in Yoel’s Izuzu with a boxed breakfast from the hotel at 5 a.m. and drove south along the main road (Route 44, but Miguel says no Dominicans use highway numbers) 15 km. to the town of La Ciėnaga, where we drove inland on another rocky, pot-holed road for about an hour. Dawn revealed we’d driven into a cloud forest. At 1,100 meters, the broad-leaved trees were covered with epiphytes, mosses, and moisture, although the clouds didn’t roll in until 9 a.m. We birded an area called Cachote, which has an ecotourism center, although it seems we walked roads and paths outside of the center itself. Miguel has a stake-out for Eastern Chat-tanager, which hopped into view and put on quite a show in response to a short snippet of playback. After seeing yesterday’s Western Chat-tanager so well we could readily compare the Eastern’s slightly smaller size and grayer belly that contrasted with a white throat.
We returned to Barahona and transferred our gear to a Ford 4WD SUV, which Miguel had rented when his personal vehicle broke down on Day 1. Yoel went home with his Izuzu, as the really bad roads are over, and the rental could handle the remaining roads. We drove a couple hours south, then west on the very scenic coast road, where we picked up our only seabird – Magnificent Frigatebird. We stopped to eat the lobster and conch plato del dia at the Parador Garcia Fernandez in Juancho. Passing Oviedo, and just before Perdernales, we turned north onto the Alcoa Road to bird the Sierra Bahoruco’s south slope. This road is paved and leads to an abandoned bauxite mine.
Miguel had several stake-outs along the Alcoa road: The first was an Antillean Piculet, which we saw within minutes of our first attempt. Beyond the old mine site, at a guarded entrance to the Bahoruco NP (I think it’s called Hoyo de Pelembito) we watched cavorting Hispaniolan Palm Crows, while Miguel encouraged the guard to make behavioral observations of the crows in his spare time. One thing we respected about Miguel is the way he promotes conservation and appreciation of birds and nature with people he encounters. Returning back along the Alcoa Road, we stopped under some palms to wait for dusk, watching and photographing flocks of Hispaniolan Parrots and Parakeets coming to roost. Shortly after dusk, a number of Hispaniolan Nightjars called and came tantalizingly close in response to Miguel’s pre-recorded calls, and then playback recordings of their own calls. One flew over our heads several times, and we felt the wing-whoosh and saw shadows, but we weren’t lucky enough to see it spot-lighted. When we arrived at the Ashy-faced Owl stakeout, less than a km. down the Alcoa Rd. from the nightjar spot, a pair of owls was already calling, and we thought this would be easy. However, it took a lot of persuasion from Miguel’s recorder for him to be certain that one was in just the right position so that he could instantly illuminate it in his flashlight amongst the dense branches, without being flushed. The gray face and overall dull plumage compared to the related Barn Owl makes it more difficult to see despite its banshee-like screaming. Overnight at the Doña Chava, a lovely boutique hotel, which could not be properly appreciated due to our 10 p.m. arrival.
January 24, Thursday – Perdernales (Alcoa Rd & Cabo Rojo) to Villa Barrancoli Camp
We didn’t leave the hotel until 7:30 because our first stop, Cabo Rojo, was only a short distance south of Perdernales (see Latta and Wallace 2012 for directions). The Cabo Rojo wetlands are on the side of a good paved road leading to a limestone quarry. We saw many species of herons and egrets including Reddish Egret, Black-crowned Night-heron, and several Least Bitterns; good numbers of Caribbean Coot, Sora, Clapper Rail, and Yellow Warbler.
We returned to the Alcoa Road, stopping at several forest patches that Miguel thought had potential for White-fronted Quail-Dove. At one, a flock of pigeons was feeding, which Miguel deemed particularly promising because he’s noticed a commensal relationship with quail-doves feeding on pigeon droppings. Sure enough, within 5 minutes of creeping into the grove of trees, we watched breathtakingly close as a WF Quail-Dove perched, fed, and walked slowly on a horizontal branch 10 feet above the ground, its’ beautiful colors accentuated by the filtered sunlight. At the abandoned bauxite mine further up the road, two Golden Swallows flew low and close enough for us to see their golden backs.
We returned to the main coastal road (Highway 44) and drove southeast about an hour past Olviedo, where we took a dirt road inland to an area known as Piñalba. The road wound for several km. past coffee and other agricultural fields, and some very poor Haitian settlements. Within one of the fenced plantations were some buildings and a large grove of scattered palm trees harbors a large nesting flock of White-necked Crows. It was mid-day when we arrived and the crows weren’t there, so we drove around to some alternate sites nearby, had a picnic lunch, and when we returned at 2 p.m., so had the crows; we counted over 75. We drove the scenic coast road back to Barahona, then on to Puerto Escondido, a drive of 2-1/2 to 3 hrs. Overnight and dinner (which Miguel had made special arrangements for ahead of time) at Villa Barrancoli Camp.
January 25, Friday –Villa Barrancoli (Rabo de Gato trail, La Placa) to Santo Domingo
Leaving at 7:15 a.m., we drove 10 min. to the upper part of the Rabo de Gato trail, where the Bay-breasted Cuckoo finally responded to Miguel’s recording, flying across the road and perching in an acacia-like tree for several minutes in full view. After enjoying the morning light on the limestone walls and various endemics feeding on the blooming agaves, we returned to Puerto Escondido, and drove west for about 10 km. to the birding area called La Placa (Latta and Wallace 2012 has a good description). We drove past several acres of avocado plantations and a small park service guard station before stopping to call in a Hispaniolan Loggerhead Kingbird. Other endemics including Broad-billed Tody, Stolid Flycatcher, Hispaniolan Pewee, and Black-crowned Palm Tanager approached close enough to photograph. This road continues up to Aguacate and Zapoten, the premier areas for highland forest endemics (La Selle Thrush, etc.). Unfortunately, even if the road had been repaired, we’d run out of time and so we turned around and made the long (5 hour) drive back to Santo Domingo.
West Indian Whistling-Duck SD BotGardn & Zoo
Blue-winged Teal Caamano wetland ;Cabo Rojo
White-cheeked Pintail Cabo Rojo
Least Grebe SD Zoo ;Caamano wetland ;N.Slope Sierra Bahoruco
Pied-billed Grebe Caamano wetland; Cabo Rojo
Magnificent Frigatebird Coast Rd. So. of Barahona
Brown Pelican Santo Domingo; Coast Rd. So. of Barahona
Least Bittern Cabo Rojo
Great Blue Heron Caamano wetland; Cabo Rojo
Great Egret SD Zoo; Caamano wetland; Cabo Rojo
Snowy Egret SD Zoo; Caamano wetland; Cabo Rojo
Little Blue Heron SD Zoo; Caamano Wetland
Tricolored Heron Cabo Rojo
Reddish Egret Cabo Rojo
Cattle Egret SD Zoo & BotGardn; Cabo Rojo; Southwest
Green Heron SD BotGardn; Caaamano wetland; Cabo Rojo
Black-crowned Night-Heron Cabo Rojo
Turkey Vulture SD Zoo; Southwest
Osprey Santo Domingo Rio Ozama
Red-tailed Hawk Caamano; Sierra Bahoruco
Clapper Rail Cabo Rojo
Sora Cabo Rojo
Common Gallinule SD Zoo & BotGardn; Caamano; Cabo Rojo
American Coot Caamano Wetland
Caribbean Coot Caamano wetland; Cabo Rojo
Limpkin SD Zoo
Killdeer SD Zoo; Southwest
Black-necked Stilt Caamono Wetland; Cabo Rojo
Spotted Sandpiper SD BotGardn & Zoo
Solitary Sandpiper SD BotGardn & Zoo
Greater Yellowlegs Caamano wetland; Cabo Rojo
Semipalmated Sandpiper Roadside wetland near Oviedo in SW
Caspian Tern Santo Domingo Rio Ozama
Rock Pigeon SD & Widespread in towns throughout
Scaly-naped Pigeon Sierra Bahoruco: All slopes
Plain Pigeon Alcoa Road
Zenaida Dove Sierra Bahoruco: No & East Slopes
Mourning Dove Santo Domingo; Caamano; along roads in SW
Common Ground-Dove SD BotGardn & Zoo; Cachote Area; Along road in SW
Key West Quail-Dove Rabo de Gato trail Sierra Bahoruco No. slope
White-fronted Quail-Dove Sm. patch of forest on Alcoa Rd- perched for long time
Ruddy Quail-Dove Alcoa Rd; Rabo de Gato trail
Mangrove Cuckoo SD BotGardn & Zoo
Bay-breasted Cuckoo Rabo de Gato trail on last day
Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo Widespread in SD & Sierra Bahoruco all locations
Smooth-billed Ani BotGardn; along road in SW
Ashy-faced Owl Alcoa Rd-a pr.calling on territory; Cachote fly-over(call)
Burrowing Owl near Puerto Escondido
Stygian Owl Cachote area; East slope Sierra Bahoruco
Least Pauraque Rabo de Gato trail - perched
Greater Antillean Nightjar Hispaniolan ssp.C.eckmani;Alcoa Rd; heard & felt during fly-over
Antillean Palm-Swift Widespread in SD and Sierra Bahoruco
Antillean Mango SD BotGardn & Zoo; Sierra Bahoruco No.Slope
Vervain Hummingbird SD BotGardn,Zoo,Hotel & Sierra Bahoruco No.Slope
Hispaniolan Emerald Sierra Bahoruco: all locations
Hispaniolan Trogon Sierra Bahoruco No.Slope Up Elev; heard on E.&S. Slopes
Broad-billed Tody Caamano; Rabo de Gato trail
Narrow-billed Tody Caamano; Sierra Bahoruco No. & E. Slopes
Belted Kingfisher Rabo de Gato; Cabo Rojo
Antillean Piculet Alcoa Rd.
Hispaniolan Woodpecker Widespread in SD and Southwest
American Kestrel SD: perched on statue/hunting lizard CulturalPlz; many places in SW
Merlin Caamano; Alcoa Rd; SW
Hispaniolan Parakeet Widespread in SD & Sierra Bahoruco
Olive-throated Parakeet Rabo de Gato trail
Hispaniolan Parrot Sierra Bahoruco- all places
Greater Antillean Elaena Sierra Bahoruco: all locations
Hispaniolan Pewee Sierra Bahoruco No.Slope
Stolid Flycatcher Caamano; Sierra Bahoruco No.Slope; Alcoa Rd.
Gray Kingbird Widespread in SD and in SW
Loggerhead Kingbird Hispaniolan spp.T. gabbii; La Placa area
Flat-billed Vireo Rabo de Gato trail; Alcoa Rd.
Black-whiskered Vireo SD BotGardn & Zoo
Palm Crow Hispaniolan spp.; upper Alcoa Rd.
White-necked Crow Pinalba (Maria Santa Teresa) near Olviedo
Caribbean Martin Sierra Bahoruco No.Slope & Alcoa Rd.
Golden Swallow Alcoa Rd.Bauxite mine
Rufous-throated Solitaire Sierra Baharuco: Upper elevations all slopes
Bicknell's Thrush Sierra Bahoruco N.Slope Up.Elv heard only
Red-legged Thrush SD BotGardn; Sierra Bahoruco all slopes
Northern Mockingbird Widespread in SD and SW
Palmchat Widespread SD & SW; National Bird
Ovenbird SD BotGardn, Rabo de Gato trail
Louisiana Waterthrush SD BotGardn
Northern Waterthrush Caamano
Black-and-white Warbler SD BotGardn; Rabo de Gato; Alcoa Rd.
Common Yellowthroat Caamano wetland
Hooded Warbler SD BotGardn
American Redstart SD BotGardn & Zoo; Sierra de Bahoruco No.&So.Slopes
Cape May Warbler Common in SD: BotGardn & Zoo; Alcoa Rd.
Northern Parula Common in SD: BotGardn & Zoo
Yellow Warbler Cabo Rojo
Black-throated Blue Warbler Rabo de Gato trail & Alcoa Rd
Palm Warbler Alcoa Rd.
Pine Warbler Sierra Bahoruco Up.No.Slope; Alcoa Rd.
Prairie Warbler SD BotGardn; Caamano
White-winged Warbler SierraBahoruco Up. N.Slope
Green-tailed Warbler SierraBahoruco Up.No Slope;Alcoa Rd
Yellow-faced Grassquit SD BotGardn; Rabo de Gato
Black-faced Grassquit Sierra Bahoruco N.Slope
Greater Antillean Bullfinch Caamano; Sierra Bahoruco all locations
Black-crowned Palm-Tanager SD BotGardn & Zoo; Sierra Bahoruco all locations
Western Chat-Tanager Sierra Bahoruco Up.Elv. No.Slope
Eastern Chat-Tanager Sierra Bahoruco E.Slope Cachote area
Hispaniolan Spindalis Sierra Bahoruco Up.Elv No.Slope; Alcoa Rd.
Greater Antillean Grackle Santo Domingo
Baltimore Oriole Sierra Bahoruco N.Slope
Antillean Euphonia Alcoa Road
Hispaniolan Crossbill Sierra Bahoruco Up.Elv. No.Slope
Antillean Siskin Sierra Bahoruco Up.Elv. No.Slope; Alcoa Rd.
House Sparrow Santo Domingo
Village Weaver SD BotGardn
Nutmeg Mannikin Caamano