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Montserrat, MS
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Hidden pool in the dry ghaut
If a Mountain Chicken calls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound? One of our main tools for finding surviving frogs, both released and native ones is the sound of the males' calling. They perch themselves on a rock to bellow out their barks and the sound travels far across...
On Saturday the 31st August 2013 the Dominican Mountain Chicken Project hosted the first Annual Mountain Chicken Hike. The aim of the hike was to raise awareness of the plight of the mountain chicken on Dominica and the work of the Dominican Mountain Chicken Project to protect this species. The hike was done on the Waitukubuli National Trail (Segment 2). This...
It is now that time of year again when the male mountain chickens are wooing their females with that wonderfully distinctive whooping sound. A sound that once was so common and almost deafening on Montserrat and now sadly it is a rarity. However, hope remains whilst we still here frogs call and there are some surviving males that are...
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A quick video update for you all on how we are getting along with the rearing of our native and endemic live food, ready for the mountain chickens return to Montserrat! Many of these species have never been reared in captivity, let alone at the high densities we are looking to achieve to feed all of the frogs coming over...
A  little over a month ago, frog 120 suddenly fell off the grid together with his companion 110. We searched the whole of Sweetwater up and down, day and night, but the frogs seemed as swept off the face of the earth. The only sign of them ever being present was the steady beeping from 120's frequency out the...
THE CULTURAL IMPORTANCE OF THE CRAPAUD TO THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA Various species of animal wildlife have featured as important components in the cultural heritage of many countries all over the world. Some of these species are very iconic and have been elevated to the status of national emblems, flagship species, or have been included in the design of other...
Pond construction - update 1 As part of the mission to save the critically endangered mountain chicken, our first milestone is to bring the captive bred mountain chickens back to Montserrat, as part of a reintroduction programme. During the run up to this very exciting moment of being able to release healthy, disease free animals back into their natural habitat,...
A very Happy New Year to all! 2011 was an amazing 12 months for the mountain chickens in Montserrat and the Mountain Chicken Project Team and we are very excited about 2012. And what better way to start the year than another release! That's right folks, more mountain chickens are currently winging their way to Montserrat. Imagine...flying chickens! The...

On belly swabbing duty!

I may be a little fella, but my heart is as big as Texas! If you've been to Montserrat, you know there is a concert going on in the trees from dusk till dawn. The majority of the choir members are tree frogs: Eleutherodactylus johnstonei. One reason for the tree frogs' persisting abundance is their ability to withstand the chytrid...
The Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme may have been quiet on the blog front for the last two years or so, but let me assure you Durrell and the MCRP have been busy plotting and scheming – and now we're finally back in Montserrat! The captive populations have been busy doing their part for their species; several generations of offspring have...