Region (Compass)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 
Protected/registered status 
Best Time for visit (9-11th February, 2005) 

Birding Site Guide

Dominical is a very small beach town known best for surfing. We stayed here for 2 nights mainly as a break from birding. Cheap, basic accomodation is available at Cabinas Coco (about $11 for a double). Dominical can be reached by an hour and a half bus ride from San Isidro. It is nothing special as a birding spot but did have a few shore birds around the estuary and a few birds not seen at other sites. I saw 39 species.

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Species seen 

  • Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
  • Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
  • Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  • Great Egret Ardea alba
  • Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
  • Snowy Egret Egretta thula
  • White Ibis Eudocimus albus
  • Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  • Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  • Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
  • Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
  • American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  • Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
  • Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
  • Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
  • Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
  • Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
  • Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
  • Royal Tern Sterna maxima
  • Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
  • White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi
  • Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl
  • Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
  • Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
  • Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
  • Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
  • House Wren Troglodytes aedon
  • Clay-colored Robin Turdus grayi
  • Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
  • Passerini's Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii
  • Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
  • Variable Seedeater Sporophila corvina
  • Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Other Fauna 
A total of -- species of mammals. 

There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles. 


Author: Charles Hesse