Since 1997

The continuing efforts of the research team supported by the Peregrine Fund have increased our understanding of the population status of this highly endangered hawk, which is only found in Los Haitises National Park in the north east part of the country.

The park is a dramatic landscape of karst hills with small valleys in between, this is the habitat favored by the hawk for hunting.

In addition, Lance Woolaver, while working on his Ph.D. thesis spent three seasons observing nests.

He has captured several individuals to obtain scientific data about weight and size and blood to be analyzed, and then banding and releasing the birds, with the expectation that they may be observed in seasons to come. A full report can be found in the web page of Wildlife Preservation Trust Canada.

More Options

  • Option A

    A morning drive from Santo Domingo Can be made to Los Limones, in the southern part of Los Haitises National Park. Here a local guide helps to monitor the hawk population and he will guide us to the closest active nest. Some bushwhacking involved. This is usually included as part of the regular tour, with an additional COST, $100 for the local guide fee.

  • Option B
  • Option C


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  • Monday-Saturday 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM Sunday 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM
  • Calle José Gabriel Garcia 105, Zona Colonial Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


  • Climate and Condition

    CLIMATE: Temperatures year round are in the 80s. In the mountains early mornings will be cool to the mid 50s. The trip habitats range from the arid southwest to very humid coastal. Elevations range from sea level to 5,000 feet.
    Rain is a possibility at almost any time of year.

    CONDITIONS: Walking generally on maintained paths and trails, NO bushwhacking. The drive to the high mountain area is VERY bad, but once there the road is level or slightly inclined.

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