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Thayer Birding Software eNewsletter
August 2009
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Dear Fellow Birder,
We have lots to tell you about in this issue of our Newsletter. Be sure to get the free updates described below!
Free Updates for Windows and Mac
Gold EditonWindows 64-bit Update Now Here!
If you currently have Windows version 3.9 or the Gold Editon version 5.0, new updates are now available. These free updates will install version 3.9.8.1 or Gold version 5.0.2.1 on your computer. The free updates include new code for 64-bit computers and a fix for a problem a few folks had that caused only 25 birds to appear. Also, ten new songs are included (including multiple songs for some birds such as Fox Sparrow) as well as other minor corrections to range maps and species descriptions. 

To get the free update, open the Thayer birding program, click Help and then click Check for Updates. Do this twice. The first time you do this, you will download and install the update program. The second time you will be downloading and installing the actual changes and additions to the program.
 
Gold Edition Exclusive: The v5.0.2.1 update adds a link that lets you grab free quizzes from our web site.
 
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Mac Users Update Now Available!
A Macintosh update, version 3.9.8.1 is now available. Ten new songs are included as well as a fix for a problem a few folks had that caused only 25 birds to appear. The screensaver feature has also been improved.
 
To get the free update, open the Thayer birding program, click eViewer in the Menu bar and then click Check for Updates. Do this twice. The first time you do this, you will download and install the update program. The second time you will be downloading and installing the actual changes and additions to the program.
NEW: Free Photos Available Now
Western-TanagerDownload Photos from Thayer Site
The Thayer Birding web site now has a special page where you can download free photos taken by other users of the Thayer birding software. 
 
Download these free photos to your computer. Then open your program, find the correct bird and click My Comments (in the Gold edition click My Media) to import a new photo of that bird.
 
Downloaded to version 3.9.8.1, these photos will appear in the Field Guide section.
 
Gold Edition Exclusive: In the Gold Edition v5.0.2.1, these photos will appear as an integral part of the program. You will be able view them in the Field Guide section as well as in all of the quizzes and even side-by-side comparisons!
 
Add Your Own Photos 
Want to learn how you can import photos you took with your digital camera or import images you found on the Internet?  Open the Thayer program and click Help - Contents. Then expand the Field Guide section to read "My Comments" and "My Media". There you'll find easy-to-follow steps to import your own photos.
 
Calling All Shutterbugs!
Want to share your favorite photos with other Thayer Birding Software users?  Email photos to us that you have taken. We will post the best photos on our website. Other Thayer users will be able to download your pics! AND if we select one of your photos you will receive a 40% discount on the Gold Edition!
Gold Edition Exclusive - Free Quizzes!
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What do US Presidents have to do with birds? Absolutely nothing! But, if you have the Gold Edition, version 5.0.2.1, you can create a quiz on anything! Want to learn about the trees or butterflies in your neighborhood? Planning a trip abroad and want to learn the birds you'll be seeing in Costa Rica or South Africa? You can do it with the Gold edition! Teachers love this powerful (and fun!) teaching tool.
 
It is very easy to make quizzes on any topic - not just North American birds! In my opinion, this is the most powerful feature in the Gold edition.

Gold Edition Exclusive: If you have the Gold Edition you can download two free quizzes I built in order to demonstrate this powerful new feature!
 
For easy-to-follow instructions on making your own quizzes with the Gold edition - using ANY media, watch the video tutorials on our web site.
Smaller Than a Sibley Field Guide
NetBookThayer Birding Goes NetBook
Thayer Birding Software takes to the field on the new, powerful miniature giants! We recently purchased a NetBook and loaded our new Gold Edition on it and we couldn't be happier! It measured smaller than a Sibley field guide and it weighed a half pound less at just 2 pounds.
 
The portability of the NetBook lets you take Thayer's powerful ID Wizard into the field for easy identification. The screen is surprisingly large making side-by-side comparisons of similar birds fast and easy. Our NetBook came fully loaded with Windows XP, a Wireless Network card and a full protection package. The keyboard is comfortable and it fits inside a purse. Everyone here at Thayer wants one!
 
The NetBooks keep their weight down by eliminating the DVD drive. We have already posted an FAQ/Knowlegebase article on on our website with instructions on how to install the software on a NetBook device.
 
Of course you can purchase a NetBook at any computer outlet.
Birding is fun and, the more you know, the more fun it becomes. Learn more about birds! Sign up for our other Free Birding Newsletters! 
 
Good birding,

Pete Thayer
Thayer Birding Software
 
 
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