Item Description:This version 5.0 was replaced by the new version 5.5 in February, 2012. Click to see the new version
Pure Gold DVD! Now available.
The best just got better! Thayer Birding Software's Gold Edition DVD version 5 is the ultimate birding resource. Photographs from world-class nature photographers along with songs, sonograms, action videos and detailed range maps all from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology, make this DVD a must-have for your birding library.
This easy to use program offers a wealth of information on 957 species of birds including: 2,850 photos, 708 songs, alarm calls, chip notes and mating songs with sonograms, 551 action videos of birds in their natural habitat, 957 detailed range maps and 837 abundance maps and thousands of variations on over 700 quizzes. This is the definitive edition of birding software!
Identify Unknown Birds
Eliminate the guesswork with the Identification Wizard. Enter the bird's colors, size, habitat and location and instantly see a photo gallery of all the birds matching your description. Zoom in for startling close-ups and compare photos and songs of multiple birds, side-by-side, for accurate identification. Even if you never see the bird, you can identify it just by its song!
Hone Your Birding Skills
Take one of the hundreds of quizzes or create your own quiz. Select flash card, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, or pick-one for hours of enjoyment and education!
iPod and MP3 Compatible
Easily export photos and songs for all the birds to your iPod or MP3 player for use in the field. Focus on one area or species by creating your own custom playlists.
Track the Birds You See
Keep a record of the date and location of your bird sightings. How many species have you seen?
Gold Edition Exclusives:
Import YOUR OWN Photos,Songs and Videos
Your photos, songs and videos now integrate seamlessly, appearing everywhere--In quizzes, the Field Guide pages and even Side-by-side comparisons! Imagine seeing your own photos included on a quiz for local birds, just as if they had been included on the original DVD! Perfect for shutterbugs!
You may also import photos from the Internet and songs from other audio CDs you own...check out the huge selection at www.OnlinenatureMall.com/BirdSongs
"My Quizzes" Quiz Yourself on Anything
Easily create your own quizzes on Butterflies, Wildflowers, Birds of the World - even People! This incredible new feature offers users the ability to use the DVD as a learning tool for endless subjects! Simply amazing!
Highly Detailed New Range Maps and Videos
695 Range Maps have been added showing far greater detail such as state outlines and wintering ranges in Central and South America.
Also from Cornell, over 450 new action videos of your favorite birds in their natural habitat; at the nest, in flight and in the water -- for a total of 551 videos on this DVD.
957 Birds of North America
See an additional 32 species on the Gold DVD. These new species are considered ˘accidental÷. This list was updated in November 2008 and includes the latest ABA changes to their checklist.
Band Codes for All Birds
Now Use 4-digit Band Codes to find a bird. Enter ˘AMRO÷ to see American Robin. Hone your knowledge of band codes with the new band code quiz!
System Requirements & Technical Support
Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000; 1 Gig RAM; DVD drive; 6 GB free space on hard drive; plus hardware and software required to support multimedia applications. Technical support requires Internet access. [Works on 32-bit or 64-bit computers.]
Not available for Mac.