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Raptors of the Dominican Republic

The exploits of "Lightning" in the Dominican Republic have provided us an opportunity to learn about the country's other raptors, including two endemic species which are in serious decline and in great need of assistance.  This section of the CPF website is dedicated to providing an introduction to these and other birds of the Dominican Republic.

List of Dominican Republic raptors:
(click on species names for further information)




Barn Owl

Ashy-faced Owl

Short-eared Owl

Burrowing Owl

Stygian Owl

Turkey Vulture


Ridgway's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk


American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon




Birding in the Dominican Republic
Information about the bird of the Dominican Republic, including photos, checklists, and trip lists, with directions to hotspots and useful advice for travelers.

Dominican Birds
A site dedicated to promoting the birds of the Dominican Republic through birdwatching tours and bird photography; features among other things are a great collection of photos and a complete checklist of the country's birds.

Dominican Republic Hotspots
A collection of links to other sites with useful information about birds and birding in the Dominican Republic, plus lists of the country's endemic and endangered species.

Sociedad Ornitológica de la Hispaniola
A website in Spanish dedicated to the birds of Hispaniola, featuring information about endemic birds, conservation stories, photo galleries, and links to other sites.

The Birds of our Skies
Photos of a number of birds native to the Dominican Republic, including several endemics; also links to other sites of interest.

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