Santo Domingo, DR
Kate Wallace arrived in the DR as a Peace Corps Volunteer in 1994 and began guiding just a few years later. She built Villa Barrancolí, in the village of Puerto Escondido above the Lago Enriquillo basin, which is the base camp for visits to Zapoten (an important high elevation site for many of the endemic birds). Kate is an active member of BirdsCaribbean and the coauthor (with Steve Latta) of Ruta Barrancolí: A Bird-finding Guide to the Dominican Republic. Tody Tours offers a 5–6-day itinerary which allows visitors to see 27 of the 32 Hispaniolan endemics.