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Hispaniola Endemics

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1 - White Fronted Quail Dove

(Geotrygon leucometopia)

Location: Rabo de Gato Trail and Zapoten

2 - Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo

 (Coccyzus longirostris)

Location: island wide

3 - Bay Breasted Cuckoo

 (Coccyzus rufigularis)

Puerto Escondido /transitional forest  (PE)


4 - Least Pauraque

(Siphonorhis brewsteri)

PE and continue searching

5 - Hispaniolan Nightjar

 (Antrostomus ekmani)



6 - Hispaniolan Mango

 (Anthracothorax dominicus)

Location: island wide

Foto by: Fritz Pichardo Cornelio
Foto by: Fritz Pichardo Cornelio

7 - Hispaniolan Emerald

 (Riccordia swainsonii)

High elevations(HE) Villa Barancoli and Zapoten

8 - Ridgway's Hawk

 (Buteo ridgwayi)

Location: Punta Cana, Los Haitises

9 - Ashy Faced Owl

 (Tyto glaucops)

PE and CH

10 - Hispaniolan Trogon

 (Priotelus roseigaster)


11 - Broad Billed Tody

 (Todus subbulatus)

island wide and Villa Barrancoli

12 - Narrow Billed Tody

 (Todus angustirostris)


13 - Antillean Piculet

 (Nesoctites micromegas)

island wide

14 - Hispaniolan Woodpecker

 (Melanerpes striatus)

island wide

15 - Hispaniolan Parrot

 (Amazona ventralis)

Location: island wide

16 - Hispaniolan Parakeet

 (Psittacara chloropterus)

Santo Domingo and other areas

17 - Hispaniolan Pewee

 (Contopus hispaniolensis)


18 - Flat Billed Vireo

 (Vireo nanus)


19 - Hispaniolan Palm Crow

(Corvus palmarum)

Alcoa Road, Lago Enriquillo shore Baitoa and La Descubierto

20 - White Necked Crow

 (Corvus leucognaphalus)

PE and Los Haitises

21 - Golden Swallow

 (Tachycineta euchrysea)

Alcoa Road, Zapoten, Valle Nuevo

22 - La Selle Thrush

 (Turdus swalesi)


23 - Palm Chat (National Bird)

(Dulus dominicus)

island wide

24 - Hispaniolan Crossbill

 (Loxia megaplaga)

HE, Alcoa Rd and Zapoten

25 - Antillean Siskin

 (Spinus dominicensis)


26 - Western Chat Tanager

 (Calyptophilus tertius)

HE and Zapoten

27 - Eastern Chat Tanager

 (Phaenicophilus poliocephalus)


28 - Black Crowned Palm Tanager

(Phaenicophilus palmarum)

island wide

29 - Grey Crowned Palm Tanager

 (Phaenicophilus poliocephalus)

ONLY in Haiti

30 - HIspaniolan Highland Tanager (Was White-winged Warbler)

 (Xenoligea montana)


31 - Green-Tailed Ground-Tanager

 (Microligea palustris)


32 - Hispaniolan Spindalis

(Spindalis dominicensis)


33 - Hispaniolan Oriole

 (Icterus dominicensis)



Want More?

Visit E-Birds for a full list of birds or purchase The Field Guide.

Field Guide to the Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Paperback – July 19, 2022

Field Guide to the Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti is the essential guide to birdwatching in these tropical countries. This completely revised and updated edition provides thorough accounts for more than 300 species, including details on new and endemic species.

Now conveniently organized by facing pages, the book features a wealth of images that includes 150 new illustrations by renowned artist Dana Gardner and range maps based on the most current data. Species descriptions present facts about key field marks, similar species, voice, habitats, geographic distribution, status, range, and local names used in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The guide underscores the importance of promoting the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and building support for environmental measures.

  • Fully up-to-date text and maps
  • Superb images include 150 new illustrations
  • Facing-page treatment features more than 300 species