Re: Bird databases

To: Birding-Aus <>
Subject: Re: Bird databases
From: Eric Hocking <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 1998 20:48:13 +1100
I just downloaded a database called Merlin for evaluation.  Seems the registered
version would cost you US$32.  But the good thing about it is that there are
birdlists that include taxonomy freely available from this site.  They are in
DBase format and are free for use.  That is, the developer has OK'd using the
birdlists without purchasing the software.  Areas covered by the birdlists are:
Australia, Indonesia, India, UK, Europe, NAmerica and the world.  THere are
other regions that I've probably missed.

As you database is in Access you could quite freely use the DBase files as
reference tables.

I'd like to see your version.  I started one in Access as well and completely
cruelled it when it was translated into Access7.

Started my bird lists with a photographic diary on a trip to Africa, then a
couple of free weekends in Scotland.  Now working on my Australian file.

Website for the Merlin software and the Dbase birdlists is:

This is a dutch guy's homepage (Rob Keulen I think).  I don't know if he
developed the database but it would look that way.

Maurovic, Mauro (SAHC) wrote:

> Hi Robert,
> I have one which I have developed in Access 2.0.  You are welcome to use
> it if you wish.
> cheers
> Mauro Maurovic
> Mauro M. Maurovic
> Manager, Customer Relations Unit
> Information Management Division
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> >----------
> >From:  Robert Davis[SMTP:
> >Sent:  Monday, 05 January, 1998 2:19 AM
> >To:    
> >Subject:       Bird databases
> >
> >Hi All and Happy new year!
> >
> >I recall there have been several previous discussions on bird databases for
> >PC's. I am currently looking for one that can be used on my now lowly
> >Pentium 60 with 8 mb RAM and Win 3.11. I have seen a few advertised in
> >Wingspan, but was wondering if anyone that has had some experience with any
> >of them, could recommend one to me. I am particularly interested in one
> >that has flexibility to allow extensive notation on habitat, status,
> >location etc.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >Rob.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

Eric Hocking "A closed mouth gathers no feet."
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