Five Minute Bird Count
Nationwide tailored courses available
Level 4

CFS426 Five Minute Bird Count

  • Course code


  • Locations and dates

    Off Campus:

    12 August 2022
    WORKSHOP 17/18 August - Wellington, Otari Wilton Bush
    5 September 2022
    WORKSHOP 8/9 September - Ōwhango
    30 September 2022
    WORKSHOP 5/6 October - Reefton
  • Fees

    Tuition: 10.00
    Student levy: 10.00
  • Credits


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

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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.

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