Are You the Local Bird Expert?
You Soon Will Be!

This Program is FREE to kids ages 1-18

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This Program is FREE to college students

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This Program is FREE to everyone

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Use this license key to install the program: 4204-0408-5050-5118

During these difficult times, I have made the decision to offer this birding software to anyone for free.

Use this software to learn about the amazing birds in your yard and in your country.
Watch videos of bird behavior, hear their songs and take hundreds of fun quizzes on the birds of North America. Use the ID Wizard if you are not sure of a bird’s name. Compare two birds side-by-side.

This program runs on computers using Windows 7, 8 or 10.
It will also run on older Mac Operating Systems.
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1,007 species with 6,586 Color Photos, 1,506 Songs

552 Videos, 700 Quizzes and much more

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You will need: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10

The Mac version runs on Mac OS X 10.9 – OS X 10.11
or macOS 10.12 – macOS 10.13
Not recommended with Mojave 10.14 or Catalina 10.15 or Big Sur 11.0
unless you also use Parallels

You will then see a screen that shows your Shopping Cart.
Enter a promo code such as PeteThayerFree and then
check out by clicking the button on the right that says
“Free Checkout”

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Version 7.7 Feature Comparison Chart

Electronic Field Guide that Sings
Export songs to iPhone
Multiple color photos for each bird
Identify unknown birds
Side-by-side comparisons
Hundreds of fun quizzes
Includes The Birder’s Handbook
Make Screen Savers

Version 7 Videos
See How Easy it is to Download Version 7 for Windows
See How to Import Sightings from Older Versions of Windows
See How to Import Custom Media from Version 5
See What is New in Version 7 for Windows
See What is New in Version 7 for Mac
See How to Add the Spectrogram Feature
See all 14 How-to Videos

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User’s Fan Mail

(Notice the huge variety of folks who use and love this software!)

Ann N – I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed your birding software over the years. Thank you for helping me become a better, more aware birder.

Craig S – By the way, my grandkids love your birding software. Every time they visit we have to spend time looking at the birds, listening to their sounds, and watching the short videos. The Pileated Woodpecker, Great Gray Owl, and Ruffed Grouse are favorites. I was really surprised when my 3 year grandson asked to see the Great Gray Owl and did a great sound imitation!

William K (9 years old) – Thank you for the Birds of North America software program. I was so excited we downloaded it the night I got it. I looked at pictures, watched videos, made lists and did quizzes until my parents made me go to bed. It is totally awesome!

Jennifer – What a generous birthday gift for the youth! I have a great appreciation for your software. Your software was the system that helped me learn my birds so I could be an effective bird surveyor in Missouri. I used other cd’s, etc., but your system and the quizzes I could set up to run while I was not sitting at the desk helped me acquire the skill of birding by ear.

Linda – Love this software. I coached a 7th grade girl with it for Science Olympiad Ornithology. She and her partner won 4th place at Nationals this year!

Richard P – Your Birding Software is fantastic. Quite a few of our High Country Audubon (NC) group use it regularly. It always comes up as an excellent resource when the meeting focuses on sharing favorite ways to improve individual identifications.

Michael F – I love using the quizzes to teach my students how to identify birds.

David R, Ph.D. (Department of Zoology – Miami University) – You have a tremendous product and I require it for all my Ornithology students.

Mike M – I have purchased every version since 2.5 direct from you. In case you wonder how people use the software, I am a professional biologist and your quiz feature is one of the best ways I know to practice to do point counts and my BBS route. I will often take my laptop to work and practice during my spare time. As a result at least two of my seasonal staff have purchased your software for themselves.

Deb B – You want to know how I like the program? I LOVE IT! I use it all the time in my work as a Zone Biological Science Technician with the Forest Service at Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests here in in Arizona.

Chris L – I have been using your software for years now… use it all the time… use it often for teaching… use it for ‘birding by ear’ workshops… use the Birder’s Handbook connection often too. I have some workshops coming up this spring and I also direct National Audubon’s “Joy of Birding” week-long in residence adult bird camp on the coast of Maine – Audubon Birding Camp. We’ll use your software there…these campers are all enthusiastic and active birders often from bird clubs and Audubon chapters across the country. Keep up the great work you’ve been doing. Many thanks.

Rowland W (Charlotte Observer) – Hi Pete. We got the birding software you sent us and did a reader giveaway. Lots of people begging for it, from kids to retirees. Thanks for sending it to us.

Jim C (President and Founder – Wild Birds Unlimited) – I love your latest version and recommend it to anyone who expresses an interest in learning more about birds.

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