Adventure Guide to the Dominican Republic by Fe Lisa Bencosme Clark Norton

By Fe Lisa Bencosme Clark Norton

Путеводитель по Доминиканской Республике из серии Hunter go back and forth courses (на английском языке). В объемном издании представлена вся самая нужная, полезная и интересная информация об этом тропическом государстве. Здесь вы найдете сведения из истории страны, ее государственном устройстве, экономике, климате, флоре и фауне, культуре и обычаях. Большой раздел путеводителя посвящен информации практического характера: документам, необходимым для посещения Доминиканы, планированию поездки, вопросам размещения в отелях и общественного питания. В издании также представлены подробные сведения о столице страны - Санто Доминго и различных регионах государства, краткий англо-испанский разговорник и географические карты.

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Frosts and even snow sometimes appear. n Seasonal Variations There are only minor temperature variations by season, which can be divided roughly into “summer” and “winter” (though by typical North American standards, the DR is mostly endless summer, with perhaps some spring tossed in). Summer runs approximately from May to October, with August the hottest month on average. Summer daytime temperatures vary between 80 Rainfall n 21 Winter runs from November to April, with temperatures somewhat milder and humidity lower.

Water Birds Around the island’s lakes and lagoons and along the coast (especially the offshore islands, river deltas, and mangrove swamps), you’ll find common but picturesque shorebirds such as flamingos, blue herons, great egrets, American frigate birds, brown pelicans, and glossy ibis. Mountain Birds In the mountains, you might spot white-necked crows, green-tailed warblers, Antillean siskins, and hummingbirds. Two new species recently found in the mountains include the pitangua, a night bird that nests in the ground among dry leaves, and the white-winged crossed bill, which lives exclusively in the pine forests of high mountains such as the Sierra Bahoruco and Cordillera Central.

In the Dominican Republic, you might spot them on the offshore islands in Parque Nacional Montecristi, the shoreline of Parque Nacional del Este, and the lagoons of Parque Nacional Jaragua. All sea turtle species are threatened, however, by hunters, who kill them for their shells, hides, and oil, as well as for their meat and eggs. The largest sea turtles have already been hunted out. Four species live off the Dominican coast. The leatherback, which belongs to a family separate from the other species, is the largest living turtle and has a bony, leathery skin rather than a hard shell.

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