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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
The project has had a busy week this week with Montserrat Science Week. Originally set up by the Montserrat Volcano observatory to outreach to local Montserratians about the active volcano this week has evolved to include all aspects of science including terrestial and marine biology and of course the famous mountain chicken. So the team has been busy this week...

Well we’re two weeks in and already the rollercoaster of 2013 has started, we’ve been having some luck finding some of our missing frogs, but there has also been a bit of bad news relating to one of our frogs. Good news first - as a result of searching some new areas in the release site we ended up stumbling...
Happy New Year everyone, from the Mountain Chicken Project team here in Montserrat!!! We have had a very hectic couple of weeks here on the island as we are right in the thick of radio-tracking the release frogs, making sure they don’t go bouncing off on us, but it also happens to be the 50th anniversary of Montserrat’s annual Christmas...
Hi all, Emma here again, it’s been a busy few weeks! We’ve been out tracking the mountain chickens, exploring various bits of forests for surviving mountain chickens, carrying out chytrid surveys of tree frogs, recording a radio programme for ZJB Radio and helping out with tree planting day, phew! Definitely getting the hang of radio-tracking now,...
So given that we now have some new frogs complete with radio-transmitters running around the island, it’s now time for the radiotracking to begin. The core team Sarah-Louise, Blacka and Lloydie are all wonderfully proficient at this having had lots of experience, but for us the new volunteers (Emma & Heléna) there is a steep learning curve to be...
Great news! 24 happy, healthy mountain chickens finally arrived into Montserrat after their long journey from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust herpetology house in Jersey. As a volunteer on the project I, Emma Downie, will be spending 3 months monitoring these frogs and so I accompanied the mountain chickens from London through Antigua. We flew into the Montserrat airport in...
A collaborative effort to save the mountain chicken frog has been in effect between the islands of Montserrat and Dominica for many years, but our partnership was recently strengthened when Montserratian primary field assistant ‘Blacka’ came to share his fieldwork skills and experience with the team in Dominica. We decided to concentrate our search efforts in places that were previously...
To compliment our poster and to help spread the word even further the project has produced this information leaflet about mountain chickens and the effects of chytrid. Mountain Chicken Project Leaflet (click here to download a printable version). MC leaflet Web version (click here for a readable version). This leaflet is double sided with tons of information about chytrid, the effects of...
For those of you who are not in Montserrat to roam the streets to view our handsome Mountain Chicken Poster then here it is! Mountain Chicken Project Poster (click the link to download) The poster has been produced by the Mountain Chicken Project and will soon pepper Montserrat's public places in an effort to enhance the profile of the species...
This week the Mountain Chicken Project team played host to a film crew and were successful in getting our star players to shine. Stewart McPherson (Director) and  Simon Vacher (Cameraman and Editor) have taken on a filming expedition project  where they plan to cover the wildlife and human stories of existing conservation projects on each of our own UK...