[TN-Bird] Introducing ClipBird 1.0 - A Checklist Utility for Birders

  • From: K Dean EDWARDS <kde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Tennessee Birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 12:31:13 -0400 (EDT)

I'm forwarding an announcement for a new piece of birding software
available for FREE download from Redshank Software, a company based
in the Carolinas.  Their website is included in the announcement.

The announcement gives more details but, briefly...
ClipBird displays a checklist of bird species with a space to "check"
a species seen and a space to insert a short comment (up to 45
characters).  "Click" on a button in the program and the checklist
is copied to the clipboard and can then be pasted directly into
an email, word processor document, etc.  A quick way to stick a
list of birds seen in your post to TN-birds or send count results
to the compiler (hint, hint) without all that tedious typing of
long names like Black-throated Green Warbler or confusing banding
codes like BASW (Barn or Bank?).

There are a few built-in checklists to chose from including ABA,
NC, and SC official lists.  I directed Russ to the official list
for TN on the TOS website so there is now a TN list option (so
you don't have to page down through all those albatrosses and
petrels).  It defaults to alphabetical listing but you can easily
change that to taxonomical listings.

Redshank Software also has a very interesting product called Avendex
which is a searchable database of bird sighting records (currently
only NC and SC).  This one is for sale, not free.  The idea is that
you can search for all the reported sightings of Parasitic Jaeger
from Huntington Beach State Park, for example.  Very interesting.

The usual disclaimer:  I have no financial interest in Redshank
Software nor am I getting any benefit for passing this along to

Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 10:18:03 -0400
From: Redshank Software <fitzbew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Redshank Software is pleased to announce the immediate availability to
Carolinabirders of ClipBird 1.0.

ClipBird is utility software that enables birders to easily create lists of
bird species that can be pasted into e-mail, word processing or spreadsheet
applications.  If you find yourself frequently typing species names or lists
into e-mail or other documents, then you probably would benefit from having
a copy of ClipBird on your personal computer.

ClipBird uses a built-in database of species checklists for different states
(or other geographic areas). Currently, ClipBird only contains checklists
for North America, North Carolina and South Carolina but more will be added
in the future.

ClipBird is freeware, but we will gratefully accept donations to recover the
cost of making the software available.  Please don't make a donation until
you have used the software and decided it justifies a donation.

ClipBird is provided AS IS, and technical support is not guaranteed. Still,
we'd like to know if you have problems.

Both Windows and Macintosh versions are available.  A monitor resolution of
at least 800 X 600 is required.

Please visit our web site (www.redshanksoftware.com) for more details about
ClipBird and for information on downloading the software.

(And while you're at the web site, be sure to check out the Avendex page.
Avendex is now available for both Windows and Macintosh.)

We look forward to hearing what you think about ClipBird!  Please e-mail us
privately at redshank@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx if you have any questions or


Russ Tyndall
Redshank Software

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