birdJam Goes "Ribbit" With New Frogs and Toads Collection

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birdJam, the innovation leader that delivers the finest bird songs and photographs for Apple iPods and iPhones, further expanded its extensive bird collection with frog and toad sounds and photographs. Designed for study and for use in the field, birdJam for Frogs and Toads enables birders to rapidly identify the creatures they encounter whether they hop, swim or fly.

birdJam, recognized by "BirdWatcher's Digest" as an essential identification tool for bird watchers, has leaped beyond birds to include frogs and toads of North America. The new birdJam Maker Add-on Module for Frogs and Toads delivers the sounds and photographs of 42 species found east of the North American Great Plains.

"Birders are a naturally curious lot, and they want to identify not only birds but frogs, toads, butterflies, dragonflies, insects, flowers, mushrooms, trees, and grasses," explained Denese Van Dyne, birdJam partner. "Many 'birdJammers' have requested that we add frogs, toads, insects, and other non-bird collections to help them sort through all that they are hearing in the field. It can be so frustrating to spend several hours puzzling over a mystery bird only to discover that it is actually a tree frog."

birdJam Maker for Frogs and Toads formats and organizes the sounds from Lang Elliott's "The Calls of Frogs and Toads" CD and book published by Stackpole Books in 2004. Adding colorful photographs to the comprehensive and sometimes humorous amphibian sounds, birdJam creates an easy-to-access and fun-to-use experience that enables birders and naturalists to sort through and identify more of the sights and sounds that they encounter in the field.

The recordings include examples of advertisement calls, aggressive calls, release calls, rain calls, distress calls, warning calls, hybrid calls, countersinging, mixed species choruses and more. The book also contains life history information, descriptions of the sounds, photographs, and information about when and where the recordings were made. The CD is included.

The new birdJam Maker for Frogs and Toads creates a separate track for each species, adds definitive photographs, eliminates species name narration, and installs new iPod playlists for rapid access of any species. birdJam Maker for Frogs and Toads is priced at $9.99 is an add-on module to birdJam Maker East, West or North American versions. It can be purchased as a download or CD for Windows or Macintosh computers.

The companion "The Calls of Frogs and Toads" book and CD published by Stackpole Books is priced at $19.95.

Since 2005, birdJam has delivered the simplest and most convenient birding-by-ear tool to thousands of novice to expert birders. Our collections include North America, Costa Rica, and Mexico; and North American Frogs & Toads. Choose only software or a pre-loaded Apple iPod with accessories. birdJam is developed and distributed by MightyJams LLC. MightyJams annually contributes five percent of company profits to The Nature Conservancy and other organizations dedicated to the conservation, enjoyment and rehabilitation of birds. Visit http://www.birdjam.com to learn more.

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