Bird Base Users:
I have recently converted from Bird Base to Birder's Dairy and am very pleased with the results. Birder's Diary is very powerful,flexible, and user friendly. It provides excellent checklists,reports and many ways to tally your sightings. As in bird Base, the ability to report sightings by trip is also very good. Moreover, the technical support both for the conversion and for understanding of the program is outstanding.
Birder's Diary brings your Bird Base data into an excellent modern format.
Five stars and two thumbs up for Birder's Diary!
Linda Fisher, CA, USA
I found that Birder’s Diary is by far the best program available for keeping track of my world bird sightings. Entering sightings after leading a bird walk is a snap. There is even a fast and simple way to enter my daily sightings when I return from a three week trip to Africa. Reports are very easy to generate as well. I can see my life lists, of course, but I can also make checklists highlighting the birds I have not yet seen and even fill in an annual ABA report. If I have a question about splits or lumps, the Rosetta Store feature shows me the answer. I also created almost a dozen checklists for our local Bioblitz using taxonomic lists for Mammals, Butterflies and more – all available through Birder’s Diary. With over 5,000 species and 36,000 sightings I still find that the response time is fast on my Windows 7 computer. The best part is that annual taxonomic updates are quickly available, easy to install and accurate.
Pete Thayer - President - Thayer Birding Software - Naples, FL, USA
For the past seven years I have used Birder's Diary to keep track of my observations. The ease with which you can enter observations is great, especially the keyboard entry feature. Simply enter the species in the order you saw them in the field - no need to scroll down long tax lists. The continued enhancements and addition of new functions such as attaching photos to sightings, big day lists, multiple species abundance charts, and compare two sets of sightings are fun to work with. These functions I frequently use when keeping track of birds seen in the yard (my favorite list).
Gerco H - Leesburg, Virginia, USA
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