Biodata Management Guide

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Five Minute Bird Count Database 5MBC

Developed by the Department of Conservation, 5MBC is a database of five-minute bird count data from across New Zealand since 1975. It contains 120,000 counts with an emphasis on older and larger datasets.  See the pages on the DOC website for a list of the datasets in the database.  Contact the Data Administrator to discuss access to datasets.


Lynette HartleyDepartment of Conservation
PO Box 11089 Socburn 8443
Christchurch New Zealand
work 03 341 9127