Item Description:Version 4.5.1 now available with over 500 extra photos.
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The best just got better! Thayer Birding Software's Birds of North America version 4.5.1, released February 2013, is an amazing birding resource. Built to run on either Windows or Mac computers, this multimedia DVD includes all North American bird species (excluding the very rare and accidental species.) 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 753 species of birds including: 3,120 images of birds, 678 songs, alarm calls, chip notes and mating songs with sonograms, 275 action videos of birds in their natural habitat, 753 detailed range maps, over 750 abundance maps and thousands of variations on over 700 quizzes. The new version 4.5.1 includes almost 500 new photos showing bird's eggs and nests!
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, iPhone 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?
Highly Detailed New Range Maps and Videos
753 Range Maps show far greater detail such as state outlines and wintering ranges in Central and South America.
Also from Cornell, 275 action videos of your favorite birds in their natural habitat; at the nest, in flight and in the water.
The Birder's Handbook
Added Bonus: The Birder's Handbook, a classic 700 page bird reference book is also included in electronic format! Read over 250 essays and find out about the nesting habits, diet and life cycle of each species.
753 Birds of North America
All but the very rare and accidental birds can be seen on this DVD. The taxonomic list of bird species was updated in December 2011 and includes the latest ABA and AOU changes to their checklists.
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 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000 OR Mac OS X 10,4, 10.5, 10.6,10.7 or 10.8; 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.]
One DVD disc included plus an electronic User's Manual AND The Birder's Handbook (a 700+ page book) in electronic format!