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The Wheatbelt Bird Survey dataset records every species of bird sighted at the 'Koobabbie' property in the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia between 1987 and 2016.

This dataset contains records of bird sightings observed by owners of the 'Koobabbie' property each week over a 30 year period. It is a measure of the diversity of species observed rather than the number of each species observed. The data is represented using a simple binary system, with a tick indicating that a species was sighted in that week and no tick indicating that it was not.

Data gathered from 1987 to 1990 was used in a project to map the distribution of birds throughout the wheatbelt of Western Australia.The results were published as an atlas of changes in the distribution and abundance of birds in the wheatbelt.

The Wheatbelt Bird Survey Educational Dataset provides an opportunity for students to explore diversity, to replicate a real-world experiment and examine seasonal differences in species observed. This dataset is aimed at students in Years 3-6.

Download the Teacher Guide PDF (574 KB)

Download the Novice Data ZIP (70 KB)

Download the Expert Data ZIP (30 KB)

Download the Programmer Data ZIP (78 KB)


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