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Glossary Definition
Find a Species Booklet
Find a specific species by name or taxonomic group.
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Species Report
Run pre-made reports that search based on one or two fields.
Glossary Definition
Database Query
Run custom reports that search on up to eight commonly-used fields.
Glossary Definition
Power Search
Run custom reports that search on any of the BISON-M database fields.
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Welcome to the Biota Information System of New Mexico (BISON-M). BISON was developed for biologists by The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, and The Fish & Wildlife Information Exchange (Conservation Management Institute, VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA). Other contributing agencies include Natural Heritage New Mexico (a division of UNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology), US Army Corps of Engineers, US Bureau of Land Management, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, and New Mexico State Land Office.

BISON contains accounts for all vertebrate and many invertebrate species of wildlife occurring in New Mexico and Arizona (including all threatened, endangered and sensitive species). Many accounts are incomplete although new information is being added continuously. Errors do occur. Users are cautioned to refer back to the original cited source to assess completeness and correctness before using the information.

Currently, there are four main features that are available to visitors:

1. Find a Species Booklet
   This is a basic search tool for finding species information.

2. County Lists
   This provides a list of several pre-made reports.

3. Database Query
   This is an advanced search tool that lets you search up to eight data fields.

4. Power Search
   This new search tool lets you search all of BISON-M's data fields.

5. Share with Wildlife
   This new search tool lets you search for Share with Wildlife contracts and documents.