Important information regarding our response to COVID 19 See more
Identify a range of common forest birds using the Department of Conservation 5 minute bird count protocol.
This short course has pre-reading. For more information about workshop dates and location, see the workshop and study dates box below.
You will learn how to identify a range of common forest birds using the Department of Conservation five-minute protocol (5MBC). You will learn how to establish a consistency of data collection, recording and storage and to make the data available for analysis, reporting and subsequent business planning within the required timeframe. The 5MBC course is based on the Dawson and Bull field method. This course uses innovative techniques, such as an online programme and pre-recorded bird calls, to help you identify common forest bird species. This course covers unit standard 26373.