Friday, October 24, 2014

The World's Premier Listing Software

for Birders and Naturalists!

Welcome to the Birder's Diary Home Page

This web site has been designed to assist you, the Birder's Diary user, in purchasing, downloading, installing and activating, and obtaining use and technical support for Birder's Diary. Whether for your first purchase, an upgrade or a taxonomic list add-on, this site is designed to inform and facilitate your needs. Use the menu system at the top of each page to navigate to pages with specific information to meet your needs. For questions and support issues, please use the product forums under the Support menu. You will receive prompt, professional and courteous support from Birder's Diary staff!

  • Anyone, anywhere in the world, thinking of purchasing a top rate database for the recording and reporting of all sightings just can't go past this program. I give it 11 out of 10. Jude - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Comprehensive Excellence! I find Birder’s Diary an exceptionally versatile program for birders and other naturalists. After 20 years of trying various programs, I have finally found the ‘right solution’. Sightings from birding, scuba, herp, butterfly and dragonfly trips now have a common home as I use Birder’s Diary to easily record sightings for birds, mammals, reptiles, fishes, insects and more. I love the taxonomy tool, which is outstanding for the naturalist who wants to learn from and record more of their outdoor experience. Bells and whistles aside, my favorite aspect of the program is the service I have experienced from the super-responsive ‘can do’ support team. Whether it was a complex data conversion of years of old bird records or getting help for a reporting need, the Birder’s Diary support team showed me the way very quickly. Tadas Birutis - Lifebird Nature Tours

  • Just thought I would email you and say thanks for an awesome bit of software. I have told many people asking about software, that Birder’s Diary is the way to go. Since I’ve been doing so much travelling lately (13 countries last year!), I have really been using Birder’s Diary to keep track of my bird sightings, and really getting to grips with its capabilities. The software is great and makes life so much easier than keeping everything on excel spreadsheets and bits of paper like I used to! Brent, PhD/Ornithology, Wrybill Birding Tours, NZ

  • As a long-time user of Avisys, I developed the need for a more comprehensive birding software program and chose Birder's Dairy. Birder's Diary greatly expands my ability to enter a variety of data and has extensive capabilities. I am completely satisfied with Birder's Diary and converting from Avisys was long overdue. I would highly recommend Birder's Diary to first time users or anyone looking to upgrade their current software - you'll never look back. Angelo - Indianapolis, IN

  • The Birder's Diary web site states that: "You will receive prompt, professional and courteous support from Birder's Diary staff!" YAWN.. I've heard that line before. BUT IT IS TRUE!!!!!! I was frankly surprised and delighted also with the way you solved my problems installing Version 3.7 on my computers this morning. You clearly understand and practice what professional "Customer Service" can be. Today you made a friend for "lifer". Thanks much for the great service!! Ken - in St. Paul, MN

What is Birder's Diary?

Birder's Diary is a software program that allows birders and naturalists to maintain detailed records of their sightings. You can capture unlimited user-defined data about each sighting and then report on this data in a myriad of ways. You can print checklists; automatically maintain life list counts for any region on Earth; recall and report on trends; and much, much more! Birder's Diary is more than a tool just for birders. Checklists exist for mammals, butterflies, trees, and many, many more. More are being added all the time! Since 1995, Birder's Diary has been providing the World's Birding community with the latest technology, products and services!

Fully Functional 30-day Trial

Try before you buy with no commitments! The entire product is available for immediate download from this site (quick and simple site registration is required before download). You are one click and a few minutes away from running Birder's Diary, fully functional, for one month. Just go to the Downloads page and click on the Network Installation link to start your installation! (NOTE: you must register and be logged in to access the Downloads page.) If you decide to purchase, you do not have to download and install again. Simply enter the License ID from your purchase and you are up and running! Any data you have already entered or modified is maintained.

All the Top Taxonomic Lists

Birder's Diary is simply the best listing tool available. But it is not only for Birds and Birders. There are many different tax lists available covering many areas of Flora and Fauna. From butterflies to trees to reptiles and mammals. Just keep checking the Online Store for the available taxonomic add-ons! New ones become available every month. And updates are made available whenever the taxonomic authorities make their changes! We have the leading Avian taxonomic lists you are looking for: Cornell/Clements, IOC, AOU, ABA and more.

Conversion from Other Listing Software Programs

You can convert any type of data you may have (Excel spreadsheet, Avisys, etc) and import it into Birder's Diary. An automated tool for converting your complete Avisys data is installed with Birder's Diary! In addition, we have converted data from all other listing programs to Birder's Diary, and we can do it for you also.

Announcements

Android and iOS Birder's Diary Apps are under development... - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
This process has stalled again. There are many mobile development companies out there that are not worth a penny! I will make this happen. 

Birders' News!

American Birding Association (ABA) partners with Birder's Diary for its photo quizzes!
Since 2008, the ABA has partnered with Birder's Diary to provide prizes to its online quiz winners. See www.aba.org/photoquiz for more details.

Ron Johns (UK) sees his 1,595th African bird!
In December, 2009, while at the Kruger Natl Park, Ron saw his 1,595th African bird - a Thick-billed Cuckoo - "one tough bird to see"!

Peter Beuret, long-time Diary user, sees his 5,000th bird!
In March, 2009, while at the Seychelles, Peter saw his 5000th bird - an Aldabra Rail! Congratulations! Just 5,000 more to go.
Aldabra Rail - Seychelles

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Birder's Diary Reviews and other news...

American Birding Assoc. (ABA) partners with Birder's Diary for its Photo Quizzes! - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Since 2008, the ABA has partnered with Birder's Diary to provide prizes to its online quiz winners. See www.aba.org/photoquiz for more details. read more ...
Birder's Diary provides prizes to many annual birding festivals and events. - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
For years, Birder's Diary has provided prizes in the form of free licenses to annual birding festivals and events. Just a few of which include Tucson Audubon Birdathon, ABA Young Birder of the Year, ABA Photo Quizzes, and many more.