August 24th, 2015

[Video] Final summary: ’Tuit-tuit’

Five years after the first steps of the Life+ Cap DOM programme for the conservation of the…
August 21st, 2015

[Video] LIFE + CAP DOM balance sheet for the Reunion National Park

After five years of the program, Marc Salamolard , Wildlife Project Manager for the LIFE + CAP…
August 18th, 2015

[Video] The Regional Park of Martinique in the LIFE + CAP DOM

Present at the final seminar, Thomas Alexandrine agent Regional Park of Martinique returns to…

All eyes on the White-throated Thrashers’ nests

<media355|vignette|right|taille=200>It’s during the middle of the White-throated Thrasher’s breeding season that the action unfolds ...

A team made up of representatives of the various partners (LPO, Regional Nature park of Martinique, Le Carouge, AOMA) works its way through the Caravelle forest searching for nests, new or abandoned, of the White-throated Thrasher. At the end of long hours in the field 200 nests have been found, 17 of them with eggs, chicks or an adult ensconced.
Once a nest has been found, the teams are transformed, as it were, into medics. The nest’s GPS coordinates are taken, together with its height above the ground, the nature of the dominant vegetation, etc. Each nest found is systematically checked and every detail carefully recorded.

<media354|vignette|right|taille=200>The task will continue until the end of September ; its final objective being to establish exactly where the thrasher’s required natural breeding environment is found, and what its characteristics are.

Until then. We must keep our eyes open …

Christelle BERANGER
Project Leader
Life+ Cap DOM

Keywords : Martinique, Caravelle peninsula, White-breasted trasher