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Bird Songs 1.x

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Bird-Songs101.sit (2.02 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Bird-Songs.sit (2.38 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Bird_Songs_11.sit (2.04 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Bird-Songs-13.sit (2.06 MB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

This an audio database of 30 North-American birds, with common American names and small Audubon pictures to complement. Good tool to learn how to identify them by their songs. Non-crippled shareware ("postcardware").

Top download: Version 1.0.1 (1994)
2nd download: Version 1.0.2 (1994), the original upload
3rd download: Version 1.1 (1995)
4th download: Version 1.3b1 (1995)

Architecture: 68k

Bird Songs™ can be run on any Mac more modern than a Mac SE (untested on an SE 30). It requires System 6.0.5 or better, and works fine with System 7.1. It does not require a color monitor, although the pictures don't look very good in black and white (1 bit monitor).

Version 1.3 has been tested successfully on:
Basilisk II for MacOSX w/System 7.5.5
SheepShaver for MacOSX w/MacOS 9.0.4


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by Idéfix - 2019, January 18 - 2:33am

Seriously interested by North American singing birds? Here is a good complement I have found on the Internet Archive: "North American Birds - Peterson Multimedia Guides", a CD-ROM for Windows (3.1 & 95) published in 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Interactive. Just too bad it is not running on a Mac. Sad

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by Idéfix - 2019, January 18 - 3:55am

I have uploaded later versions of that same software with two more screenshots and updated description accordingly.

At first sight, that small database seems to cover mostly the Eastern part of the continent but that needs to be confirmed by somebody else. I have been able to recognize the songs of many birds from South of Quebec but I am far from to be an expert.