New Features in Version 4.5
that were not in version 3.9
(version 4.5 was released on February 21, 2012)
(version 3.9 was released on July 31, 2007)
See Feature Comparison Chart
1. Version 4.5 will run on Mac computers running Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6), Leopard (10.5) and Tiger (10.4)
2. Version 4.5 is Windows 7 compatible. Version 4.5 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit computers.
3. There are now 275 video clips, rather than 90.
4. Detailed Range Maps now show Central and South American winter ranges as well as detailed outlines of states and provinces and major rivers. Over 50 species now display animated range maps.
5. The ID Wizard now displays birds in the Photo Gallery in two different ways - the primary view shows males in breeding plumage and the secondary view shows females, immatures or birds in flight.
6. It is easier to find a bird. Accidental and very rare birds have been moved to the Gold edition - version 5.5. There are now 753 species in Guide to Birds of North America. The State/Province version includes all species on the "official" checklist (excluding very rare and accidental species.)
7. You can now sort by Banding Codes.
8. You can now take quizzes that display Range maps as the answer, rather than the bird's image. You can also show band codes, rather than common name, as the answer.
9. The bird's common and scientific names as well as taxonomic sort order have been updated to match the American Ornithologist's Union 53nd update (with free v4.5.1 update).
10. Five new Quick Links to online resources were added to show bird images and more.
11. The electronic User's Manual has been updated - including more Mac computer tips.
12. The Guide to Birds of North America price has been reduced from $84.95 to $79.95 while Birds of My State/Province remains at $49.95, even with all the improvements.
13. Over 550 new photos have been added, including over 500 photos of bird's eggs and nests.
14. Exports to iTunes can now display bird's names in English, Spanish, French or German.
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