While in the Dominican Republic, we booked one excursion from the resort – to Los Haitises National Park. It was a four hour bus ride through the heart of the country with a tour guide telling us about the sights.
Upon arrival to the park, we boarded a boat which took us through the jungle. We saw and heard uncommon white-necked crows, and also a variety of herons and egrets. We then came into Samana Bay, where I photographed most of the wildlife on the trip (more of that over the next few days).
We also visited some caves and a waterfall. Quite a packed day! Most of the photos here were taken by my wife as I focused on trying to photograph the wildlife. You can see some of the photos in the attached gallery.
Los Haitises National Park (click photos to enlarge)