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Hispaniolan Woodpecker 
Hispaniolan-Lizard Cuckoo 
Smooth-billed Ani 
Antillean Mango 

What : 550 images of 33 different species (16 new species)
When : Jan 4th-Jan 11th 2005 / 12 hrs of birding
Where : Punta Cana, Parque Nacional del Este

This was a family vacation, but as always, I was able to find some time for my favorite hobby. We stayed at the Allegro Occidental resort in Punta Cana. The resort was adjacent to the Natura Club resort and most of the pictures were taken in a small area in and around the two resorts that was not developed.

I was also able to spend a few hours in the South Eastern part of the country. I rented a car and drove down to Parque Nacional del Este. The few images that were taken in the park are marked with an asterisks.

New Species

Antillean Mango Anthracothorax dominicus
Antillean Palm Swift Tachornis phoenicobia
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
Black-cowled Oriole Icterus dominicensis
Black-faced Grassquit * Tiaris bicolor
Cape May Warbler Dendroica tigrina
Cave Swallow * Hirundo fulva
Gray Kingbird Tyrannus dominicensis
Greater-Antillean Grackle Quiscalus niger
Hispaniolan Woodpecker Melanerpes striatus
Hispaniolan Lizard-Cuckoo * Saurothera longirostris
Palmchat Dulus dominicus
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
Yellow-faced Grassquit Tiaris olivacea

Other Species

American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
Cattle Egret * Bubulcus ibis
Common Ground Dove * Columbina passerina
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Great Egret Ardea alba
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Royal Tern Sterna maxima
Ruddy Turnstone * Arenaria interpres