Bird Watching Dominican Republic
Punta Cana: Bird Watching at Punta Cana Foundation Area
The island of Hispaniola’s high level of endemism and its contribution to global biodiversity have earned it the highest ranking of biological importance in a worldwide assessment of bird protection priorities. During this experience we will get to oversee Punta Cana, and the foundation where some of the main projects of bird’s conversation began.
Punta Cana: Bird Watching at Punta Cana Foundation Area
Quisqueya “Dominican Republic & Haiti” is an island with a highly diverse avifauna of more than 300 species. In addition to 32 endemic bird species, the country hosts an impressive assemblage of permanent resident species, overwintering migrants, and other transient species that stop to rest and refuel enroute to more southerly wintering or northern breeding areas. The island of Hispaniola’s high level of endemism and its contribution to global biodiversity have earned it the highest ranking of biological importance in a worldwide assessment of bird protection priorities. During this experience we will get to oversee Punta Cana, and the foundation where some of the main projects of bird’s conversation began.
Punta Cana Área
This area, probably the most well-known resort area in the country, is at the easternmost tip of the country. The habitat of this area comprises mostly lowland moist forests, coastal shrub-land, pastureland and urban areas, as well as mangroves, lagoons, and beaches. Punta Cana is the most highly visited Caribbean destination resort. Nevertheless, over 90 different species of birds have been identified in Punta Cana during the winter migration season, and opportunities to learn and appreciate many of Hispaniola’s interesting bird species are available in the area.
Our target species for Punta Cana include many species endemic to the island or to the Caribbean region, such as Hispaniolan Parrot, Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo
Punta Cana Foundation
There are a variety of good birding areas at Puntacana Resort and Club that are centered on the Puntacana Ecological Foundation. Behind the Center for Sustainability are a system of short trails that wind through a variety of gardens, tropical fruit orchards, and scrub forest. A longer, more developed trail is known as the Indian Eyes Trail. Access to this circular trail is made through the hotel which is across the street from the Ecological Foundation.
Departure & Return
The tour, organized by “Booking Adventures” starts at the meeting point set with the Tour Guide. The traveler will get a meeting point after the Reservation Process. Tours start and Finish in our meeting points.
What To Expect?
Get your ticket for Searching For The Samana: Bird Watching & Cotubanama National Park, this experience will give you the opportunity to see most of the biodiversity of the island.
This activity will start from your pick up from your accommodation in any of these areas:
- Santo Domingo
- Punta Cana
- La Romana
- Puerto Plata
If you are in any other area with can manage to pick you up, in case you are arriving directly to the airport with can do pick up in the following city airports:
- Samana, El Catey
- Santo Domingo, Las Americas
- Punta Cana, Punta Cana Airport
- La Romana, La Romana Airport
- Puerto Plata, Gregorio Luperon
- Santiago, Aeropuerto Internacional del Cibao
When you arrive we will settle you in your room and find you a place to eat dinner and go over your itinerary for the seven days, after dinner your guide will take you back to your place. At your place you will have AC, Wifi, Water Bottles in your room, Balcony, Kitchen and common area to work.
Overnight: Hotel in Punta Cana
Punta Cana Area
This morning will be exploring Punta Cana and their Ecological Foundation searching for some of the species we have in the area, we are first searching for endemics and residents species that are found in the area then your guide will lead you through the lush forests, spotting birds, butterflies and blooms along the way! Keep your eyes peeled to spot the endangered Hispaniolan Woodpecker or the Hispaniolan Emerald.
After lunch we will head to a different location of the area to look for more species, while we hike or drive we might see the Ridgway’s Hawk which is one of the most important endemic birds we have in the country.
Some of the species of the area are: Antillean Nighthawk, Antillean Palm-Swift, Broad-billed Tody, Palmchat, Bananaquit, Black-crowned Palm-Tanager, and Hispaniolan Oriole, as well as several hard-to-find introduced species such as Eurasian Collared Dove and Pearly-eyed Thrasher. In addition, you may be able to see reintroduced individuals of the island’s most endangered bird, the Ridgway’s Hawk.
For this day we take you back to your original location or drop you off at the airport on your scheduled flight.
Itinerary days and activities are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances or events. See full terms and conditions for more information.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Local taxes
- Officials Ecologist tour guides English/Spanish
- Local Transportation
- Alcoholic Drinks
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour.
Note: If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/Excursion departure time, we can arrangements hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local Tour guide to organize pick-up arrangements
What you should bring?
- Repellent buds
- Comfortable pants (long)
- Long sleeved shirt
- Hiking Shoes
- Sandals to the beach
- Swimming wear
- Cash for Souvenirs
Additional Info Confirmation
- Tickets are the Receipt after paying this Tour. You can show the payment on your phone.
- Meeting Point Will be received After the Reservation Process.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, please read our Cancellations policies Click here. Funds will be lost if the reservation is cancelled the same day of the trip.