HCCP: BMM Research Assistant (S9965C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

This field research position is for the purpose of establishing migratory bird counts at Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area during short-term.

The student researcher will do surveys consistent with previous research, beginning in early morning on all “fair weather” field days. Housing is provided at the Shortridge Coastal Center in Phippsburg. The student will complete a report documenting bird counts for a number of salt marsh species, to be determined.

The Basics

Department: Harward Center Community Partnerships
Supervisor: Laura Sewall
Office Location: Harward Center Rm 227
Email: lsewall
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 35-40
Workers: 1

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


Knowledge of coastal migratory birds is essential. Writing and mapping skills are required in order to complete a useful report that summarizes findings and that will also serve to provide guidance and methodology for annual surveys, including mapped transects.


Reports to: Laura Sewall and Don Dearborn


Travel Requirements: The student researcher will need to provide his or her own transportation between Shortridge, BMMCA and Bates College. Housing at Shortridge will be shared with one or more other students and occasional groups. Field work requires early to mid morning hours at the Sprague River Marsh.