Five Minute Bird Count
Nationwide tailored courses available
Level 4

CFS426 Five Minute Bird Count

  • We are evolving

    From 1 October 2022, NMIT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Course code

    CFS426T

  • Locations and dates

    No start dates are currently available. Register to be informed when new dates are added.
  • Credits

    5

Identify a range of common forest birds using the Department of Conservation 5 minute bird count protocol.

Please take note of the workshop dates as they differ from the course start date.

DOC Small 1 Column 705x470px

In this course, you will learn how to identify a range of common forest birds using the five-minute bird count (5MBC) protocol, commonly used by the Department of Conservation and many community groups.

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 modern techniques, such as an online programme and pre-recorded bird calls, to help you identify common forest bird species.

Close drawer

a page loading spinner