Thayer Birding Software released free updates to all three versions of our software today. The Birds of North America DVD and Birds of My State or Province DVD are now version 4.5, rather than version 4.0. The Gold edition is now version 5.5, rather than version 5.0.
If you currently have version 4 or version 5 installed on your computer, you can get the updates for free.
[These updates are not available to folks still using version 3.0, 3.5 or 3.9. But you can get the new version at our online store: www.OnlineNatureMall.com
. Be sure to enter the promotional code LOYAL
during checkout to get the loyal-customer discount.]To get these free updates, just open the program
and click Help and then click Check for Updates. [Actually you will need to do this TWICE
to get the updates.] Mac users should click eViewer and then click Check for Updates...
The first update takes just a few seconds to download. The second time you check for updates the download may take 2-4 minutes since it is moving over 600 new photos to your computer!
Hint #1: When you check for updates, you may see a warning box telling you that the eViewer screen needs to be closed. Be sure to click OK. In fact, I highly recommend closing the main eViewer screen as soon as the program starts checking for updates. The update box will remain visible. (On rare occasions this screen may cover up a second screen that you need to see -- so just drag it to the side.) When you finish the first update, the program should close completely. Reopen the program and then check for updates AGAIN.
Hint #2: After updating the second time, Windows users should click Help and then click About eField Guide Viewer to make sure you are running version 4.5.0 or version 5.5.0. (Mac users should click eViewer and then click About eViewer.) You may want to rename your TBS desktop icon to reflect the new version number since the update did not do this automatically.
We have redesigned the covers of our DVDs for the new versions. These new versions have a "cleaner" design and the case clearly shows version 4.5 or version 5.5.
The new retail price for the Gold edition v5.5 remains at $99.95. The retail price for Birds of North America v4.5 is $79.95 and the retail price for Birds of My State or Province v4.5 is $49.95.
In addition, we have decided to add 14 new State covers.
Some folk like to see their individual State name on the DVD rather than the more generic Birds of My State or Province. These State DVDs are great gifts for backyard nature lovers, teachers and for kids just getting into birding. These 14 states represent 75% of the US population. (Even though the cover is different, the DVD inside is identical to the Birds of My State or Province DVD.) The retail price for these is also $49.95. The 14 states are: CA, FL, GA, IL, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA and WA. You can order them at the OnlineNatureMall