Field Stations

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The Museum manages two field stations located at Mason River, Clarendon, and Green Hills, Portland. Both field stations are attractive areas and are used by local and international researchers.

Mason River Protected Area, Game Sanctuary, and Ramsar Site

Mason River Field Station is known for its unique inland upland bog and other wetland features as well as its rare plant species including carnivorous plants such as the Sundew. It is also a bird sanctuary offering protection to a number of rare bird species.

Green Hills, part of the Blue and John Crow Mountains

Green Hills field station is located in the cloud/mist forests of the hills of Portland part of the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. It is extremely rich in bird life with at least 57 resident and migrant species, including 22 of Jamaica’s 30 breeding endemic species.