Birding in Los Haitises National Park
Ridgway's Hawk Tour
The Ridgway’s Hawk is a critically endangered species of diurnal raptor endemic to the Island of Hispaniola. A hundred years ago the hawk was found all over Hispaniola, but today the only remaining breeding population of about 300 individuals is found in Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic.
Los Haitises National Park is a popular destination for nature lovers and bird watchers cause of the highest importance for biodiversity and richness of fauna, both in terms of endemism and species numbers. Our main focus is to spot all the hawks around the Cano Hondo areas.
We are conserving the Ridgway’s Hawk in Los Haitises National Park, where you can see the habitat and interesting History of Ridgway’s Hawks in the Rain Forest Trails. We know the spots habitats for Ridgway’s and Ashy Faced Owls. Because for more than 15 years as volunteers we are working for the protection of these couples and individuals around this community.
Also, you may see other endemics species around the Park. This Tour is focusing on nature and is more concentrated on the information about wildlife. Usually is private.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Birdwatching Tour + Caves and Pictographs
- All taxes, fees, and handling charges
- Local taxes
- Officials Ecologist tour guides
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 Finished at our meeting points.
What To Expect?
Get your ticket for conserving the Ridgway’s Hawk in Los Haitises National Park.
This Excursion starts from the meeting point by hiking the Ridgway trails to the Nesting areas. After 30 min hiking and watching the Hawks, we have the option to continue hiking around and check for Parrots, piculets, and other Endemics species in Los Haitises National Park.
Los Haitises National Park has just two Trails for Birding in Sabana de la Mar. On the way to Los Hiatises National Park, we stop in some spots to see more birds.
Been in the San Lorenzo Bay. we will visit two Caves, the Sadly Cave call in Spanish Cueva de la Arena; in this Cave, we can see the petrographs from Tainos communities that were staying around this area. and using the caves as a temple.
After that, we go-ahead to the Linea Cave, this one with 2,243 originals pictographs and our tour guide explain you the information from archeologist about those pictographs.
Taking the boat back again to the Pajaros island ( Birds Island) where we can see most of the wetlands birds around to Los Haitises National Park. Just because all birds are not in the Water.
After 4.5 hours of learning about birds in Los Haitises National Park, this excursion ends in the same place as started.
Note: These tours are with Official Ecologist guides from Los Haitises National Park. Please let us know when you are planning to visit us!
What you should bring?
- Repellent buds
- Comfortable pants
- Hiking shoes for forest
- Sandals to the Spring areas.
- Swimming wear
Hotel pick-up is not offered for this tour.
Note: If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/Excursion departure time, we can arrangements hotel pick-up with extra Charges. 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.
Additional Info Confirmation
- Tickets are the Receipt after paying for 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.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
This tour is offered to a minimum of 2 people and a Maximum of 15 people. In case of fewer people, please contact us.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.