Wildlife Sanctuary

Research and Environmental Monitoring

Students Monitoring Nests
Students Monitoring Nests

In the past years, bird studies at Amherst College have included blue jay research at an enclosure in the "Bird Sanctuary", nest box and hummingbird studies, and others.

Bird Survey

Tree Swallow Research

Research Process

Amherst College encourages the use of the Wildlife Sanctuary for Research. In order to ensure minimal disturbance to the Sanctuary, as well as to the research project, it is necessary to submit a Research Application.  Applications must be submitted at least two months  prior to the proposed start date of  the research.