The morning begins with a walk in the Botanical Garden. This extensive garden offers an introduction to the common bird species in an almost wild and natural setting. Afternoon drive to Villa Barrancoli, where we will spend the night.
VERY early morning (4:00 am) departure for the north slope of the Sierra de Bahoruco. Very rough road! We try to arrive pre-dawn in cloud forest at 1200 meters above sea level to search for the La Selle Thrush, Western Chat Tanager, White-winged Warbler, Rufous Throated Solitaire and Hispaniolan Trogon, among other high elevation species... 4x4 only needed for Zapoten
Morning walk on Rabo de Gato Trail. This may be the best chance to see the White-fronted Quail Dove. After lunch we will pack and drive towards Barahona. Hotel Quemaito will be our base for the next two nights.
The target species are Hispaniolan Crossbills and Golden Swallows, resident Pine Warblers and Antillean Piculet and Palm Crows. In the afternoon, we will visit a small wetland near Cabo Rojo for coastal and aquatic birds. We will make a brief stop at the Lagoon of Oveido to spot Flamingoes and Roseate spoonbills.
Early morning (5:00 am) drive over road a cloud forest habitat where we will look for the Eastern Chat Tanager. car and driver rental locally $200 for bird trip. Return to hotel for breakfast… See option for Ridgway's Hawk.