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.
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.