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 Post subject: Sasol eBirds
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:24 am 
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Hi All

Finally dipped into the - disappearing - coffers, and purchased this guide last night.

Any tips or comments on usage? I leave for KNP in 26 waking hours and with all the other preps, I'm wondering if there's time to work it out before I arrive...

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 Post subject: Re: Sasol eBirds
Unread postPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:17 pm 
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I'm going to be leaving earlier than planned, but perhaps I can figure the software out during the breaks en route...

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 Post subject: Re: Sasol eBirds
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Sorry, I also only just got it yesterday, so still figuring it out myself. I've spent about five minutes on it.
No tips, except it seems as if its going to be very useful.
Enjoy the trip! And be sure to post some tips here if you've used the programme a bit!


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 Post subject: Re: Sasol eBirds
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:03 pm 
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Just returned from KNP and found the software worthwhile.

There are parts that I would change, but I doubt Sasol have any interest in my comments, so I'll stick to my impressions for other users...

I was able to correctly identify at least fifteen birds via their calls, and even managed to call up Black Headed Oriole and Red Crested Korhaan, who came over for a look. That made the purchase worthwhile already...

I wasn't convinced by the Burchell's Coucal call (neither was the bird) which might well be a variation, but if so, they should have stuck to the main calls for each bird, with a mating call also available.

Pictures are clear and the search function worked fine for me.

I didn't bother to record my sightings with the software as I am old school, and cannot comment on that feature.

Overall - glad I spent the dosh!

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