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Old Monday 12th August 2002, 23:43   #1
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Question Recording

Just interested to know how many of you guys and gals use a computer to record your sightings? Do you have your own programs for saving data or have you purchased a ready made job.

What do you think to your system?

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Old Tuesday 13th August 2002, 20:51   #2
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Hi Alan

I use an Access database as well though I have to admit it is not up to date. And I do not have time to keep extra notes in Word, though I am sure it adds to the interest when looking back in a few years time!

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Old Tuesday 13th August 2002, 21:40   #3
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I use Excel but link it to Access.
I get the advantage of auto-complete in Excel which saves time entering records and then everything is duplicated in Access.
The best of both worlds.

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Old Tuesday 13th August 2002, 22:00   #4
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Good idea pajarero.

That needs looking at a little more closely.
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Old Wednesday 14th August 2002, 19:48   #5
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I use an Access based one from www.birdwire.co.uk appropriately called 'Bird Log'. It's basic but easy to use. Can't find it on their site at the moment but if interested an email to them may reveal if it's still available for free download.
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Old Tuesday 20th August 2002, 07:27   #6
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BirdLog RIP

Ian,

As far as I can ascertain, BirdLog is no longer. It is deceased Software (decides not to carry on with the 'Parrot Sketch' any longer).

I spent a little while looking for it, and I came across a link that said it had been discontinued. However ...

When I downloaded mine, I saved the Zip file on CD-R. It's 3.2Mb which means I can't upload it to my server for you all to download (if you want it), although if anyone really does want a copy, I will certainly be happy to stick it on another CD-R for you.

Let me know.
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Thanks for that Ralph. Since posting the link I have been unable to find it either and I have lost the address of it's designer, James. I too have it, but as you say it's a large file, 4.11MB on my hard drive !
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Old Monday 16th September 2002, 15:12   #8
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Birdlog

In case anyone is still interested in the program, I see that it is back on the site under 'downloads' www.birdlog.co.uk
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