Thayer Birding Software was founded in 1994 by Peter W. Thayer.
Online Nature Mall was created in 2005.
It offers over 8,000 nature items for sale.
An affiliate program is available at OnlineNatureMall
Mr. Thayer is a 1967 graduate of Fort Atkinson (Wisconsin) High School, a 1971 graduate of the University of Wisconsin (BBA - Finance, Investments and Banking) and a 1973 graduate of the Harvard Business School (MBA - Finance).
Mr Thayer worked as a financial analyst in the Trust Investment Department of Union Planters National Bank in Memphis, Tennessee from 1973 to 1977. From 1977 to 1995 Mr. Thayer was president of Gateway Investment Advisers, Cincinnatio, Ohio where he managed the Gateway Fund (GATEX), one of the top-ranked Mutual Funds (on a risk-adjusted basis). He became a Charted Financial Analyst in 1978. Mr. Thayer has appeared as a guest on many financial TV shows and has been featured in numerous business magazines and newspapers including Newsweek, Business Week, Money magazine, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. In 1995 Mr. Thayer sold his 54% interest in Gateway Investment Advisers to Alex Brown & Sons (Baltimore).
He has been president of Thayer Birding Software since 1994. Mr. Thayer became an avid birder at the age of ten and has seen 4,754 species on seven continents. He has written over 30 articles for various financial publications -- and two for Bird Watcher's Digest.
Mr. Thayer is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, a national, non-profit nature educational organization in Jamestown, New York.
He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of Leupold & Stevens, a privately held optics company in Beaverton, Oregon.
Mr. Thayer is the webmaster and author of WildBirds.com, ThayerBirding.com and OnlineNatureMall.com.
Birder's Diary, a listing and recordkeeping program developed by Thayer Birding Software, was sold to Jeff Jones in 2005. Please visit BirdersDiary.com. We are no longer associated with ths product, but we highly recommend it and Mr. Thayer uses it to keep track of all his sightings.
Thayer Birding Software is currently owned by Mr. Thayer, his wife Roz, their three children and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Articles featuring Thayer Birding Software:
Naturally High Tech
Living Bird magazine
Birding Business magazine
Harvard Business School Bulletin
Pete Thayer with King Penguins in Antarctica
Pete Thayer (third from left) in Papua New Guinea
Pete Searching for Kagu in New Caledonia
Pete Thayer in New Caledonia with Kagu