Marked Birds Database – installation

The Marked Birds Database can be run on Windows and on Mac OS X.

Note: the database is developed using FileMaker 13 which is not compatible with Mac OS 10.13. If you are using MacOS 10.13 please contact me at gulls [at]

It was developed in FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced but you don’t need to have this installed: the database is delivered as a stand-alone application in a folder containing all necessary files.

Step 1. Unzip the file named MBDB to your desktop.

A folder named Marked Birds Database v1.x.x is created (for example Marked Birds Database v1.11.0).

Step 2. Place this folder anywhere on your system.

Tip: Create a folder named MBDB and add the folder to it. Use the MBDB folder to place any future releases and backups of the database so that you have everything in one place.

Step 3. Open the folder and double-click the file named MBDB v1-x-x.



Tip: create a shortcut to this file and add it to your desktop for easy access.

Step 4. Do one of the following:


Instructions and information about known issues.

Java error

When running the database for the first time you might see the following message appear:

360Works plugins require a 32-bit version of Java 6 or later, which is not installed on this computer. Download from

Visit and follow the instructions to update Java on your system.

For more information, see the 360Works documentation.


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