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Thayer Birding Software eNewsletter
March 21, 2011

Gold Edition
version 5 
Gold Edition
The Ultimate
Birding Resource 
Version 4 for Windows and Mac!
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I just returned from a birding trip to Colima and Jalisco, Mexico. Our group, led by Steve Howell, saw over 300 species in just nine days. 60 of these were birds I had never seen before! [Facebook members: view my slideshow of the trip
When visiting a new location, hearing and identifying the birds can be overwhelming. That is why I created quizzes for myself on these Mexican birds before the trip. My quizzes included photos and songs of all the birds I thought I might see. I was even able to create a quiz for each birding locale we visited.
This eNewsletter will show you exactly how to do this using the Gold edition. I will also show you how to add hundreds of new bird photos to version 4 of your birding software.  
Volcano in Jalisco, Mexico
We birded near this active Mexican volcano
Create Quizzes With Photos and Songs in Gold Edition !

For me, the big advantage that the Gold edition has (in addition to 257 additional species and 277 additional video clips) is the ability to import your own photos, songs and videos to make quizzes on foriegn birds.


This is very easy to do. Start by watching the three videos that are available on our web site: "Create Categories and Quizzes," "Add an Item," and "Build Quizzes and Take a Quiz."


[The Gold edition uses the term "Item" rather than "Bird" because you do not need to limit yourself to just birds. You can create quizzes on Frogs, Butterflies, People, or anything else! Free quizzes are available at ThayerBirding.com]


To make a quiz on foriegn birds, you start by clicking the Quizzes icon in the Gold Edition. Then click the "Manage My Quizzes" button at the bottom left corner. Then Click File --> New and create a Category (such as Mexico or Foreign Birds). To add birds to this Category, just right-click on the Category name and select Edit --> New.


At this point you enter the bird's name and select up to two photos and a song for each species. Later you can create quizzes and move selected birds into your quiz. Once you add the photos and songs for a bird to a Category, you can have that bird appear in many different quizzes.

Adding New Photos and Songs is Easy
Adding new photos and songs is very easy -- even in version 4. We just created two detailed web pages to show you exactly how to do this!
Any photo you take can now be included in your birding program. Also, any photo or song you find on the Internet can also be included. You can even move songs from audio CDs you own into your Thayer Birding Software program.
Learn how to Add New Photos

Learn how to Add New Songs

Should I Buy The Gold Edition or Version 4?
Gold Edition version 5.0
Gold Edition version 5.0
Why Go Gold?
The Gold Edition is our top-of-the-line DVD and a must-have for every birding library! It includes all features found in the new version 4, but it also includes 957 species and 552 video clips (compared with 700 species and 275 videos in version 4.) So even the very rare and accidental species ever seen in the US and Canada can be found on this amazing Windows DVD. See chart comparing Gold and version 4.

Attention Shutterbugs!
The major difference between the Gold edition and version 4 is the ability to import your own photos, songs and videos. Any media you import will appear throughout the program, showing up on the efield guide page, in quizzes, even in side-by-side comparisons, just as if it had originally been released on the DVD itself!

Gather photos you or your friends took. You might even find photos on the Internet that can be imported (for your own personal use.) The same goes for mp3 or wav sound recordings and mpg video clips.

Not Just for the Birds!
This means your Gold edition can suddenly be used to take quizzes on the Butterflies, Wildflowers, Reptiles and Mammals of your local area -- you can even create a quiz on the birds of Costa Rica or Kenya!

Simply locate images of the species you want to study on the Internet and import them into your Gold edition. Or visit ThayerBirding.com to get free quizzes - check out the currently available quizzes on Hairstreak Butterflies, US Presidents and US States and Capitals. See more>>
Heck, you could even make quizzes displaying people in your class or organization, star constellations or anything else you can think of! Study any topic. Teachers love it!

(For Windows computers - not available for the Mac.) 

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Good birding,

Pete Thayer
Thayer Birding Software 
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