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by Starla in GA on May 11, 2006 12:19 PM
http://store.yahoo.com/incentrakiii/idbirid.html

My dd (8 yrs) has asked for one of these and I was looing for opinions on them. Anyone??

Thanks!

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by Triss on May 11, 2006 12:31 PM
I have never seen anything like that but I am betting it would be really great. First thing I would do is a search of your area and see just how many of those birds you actually have in your yard. I would imagine an 8 year old would get frustrated if he could only hear the songs on the machine and they were not visible in the yard.

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by Starla in GA on May 11, 2006 12:47 PM
Actually we have almost everyone of those birds in our back yard. She plays with the Demo one @ the Wild Birds Unlimited store and keeps asking if we can get one..... I think she would enjoy it.

I would love to hear some reviews on it though.

Thanks!

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Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by Triss on May 11, 2006 01:12 PM
Looking forward to seeing if anyone has that. Something my kids would love as well.

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by loz on May 11, 2006 01:49 PM
That is really, really neat!

If anyone buys one be sure to let us know how they work! [thumb]
by Starla in GA on May 11, 2006 02:57 PM
http://www.identiflyer.com/about.html

that site actually let's you *hear* a demo of 1 of the cards.... my dog and cat are having a fit LOL!

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Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by Wrennie on May 12, 2006 01:48 AM
I sell those in my store. There are loads of other cards you can get for it. They go by habitat, ie swamp, forest, birds of the south. There is a 4 card set just on warblers. A frog card (makes everyone laugh!)
It has a volume control and an ear plug so you can listen to the machine and a bird to try to match them up. They're fun for quizzing each other too.
I sell loads of them. [thumb] My demo machine is going on 6 years old,with customers playing with it, and still going strong.
A nearby plant nursery had a lecture on bird gardening and birds,used it in their demo, and a bunch of the people from the lecture came to get one and more cards.
I'd say if an 8 year old wants a machine that interests her in birds and nature instead of a video game...Go For It! [teacher]

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by Thornius on May 12, 2006 04:38 AM
Hey! I LOVE video games, Wrennie! I have over 7,000 of them on my computer! [Big Grin] I haven't seen one of those machines but HAVE sampled them online. If there are ENOUGH cards to cover all the birds in one's area I think they would be GREAT.

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by loz on May 12, 2006 06:33 AM
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Hey! I LOVE video games, Wrennie!
Me too! I love my PS2! [thumb] [Big Grin]
by Wrennie on May 12, 2006 06:50 AM
Nothing wrong with video games, but I'd rather have a kid interested in nature first. Not have video games as an only interest and influence.

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by Starla in GA on May 12, 2006 01:52 PM
We homeschool, so my dd LOVES educational things. She prefers a trip to the book store than a toy store [Smile] .

I went ahead and ordered it. I'll let y'all know what we think once it arrives!

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Pictures of :My back yard "visitors" http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2107551253
My water garden in progress http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2106370269
by Wrennie on May 13, 2006 12:51 AM
[clappy] I LOVE books! Thats my kind of kid! [kissies]

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by Thornius on May 13, 2006 04:56 AM
Before I discovered the computer I read 100-300 books a year! [grin] Now I read maybe 20-30 a year.

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by Triss on May 13, 2006 05:54 AM
I still read a lot. I always ahve a book going, some go fast, others take a bit longer.

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by loz on May 13, 2006 06:10 AM
I have at least 500 books...easily. It's like my own personal library sort of. And I read fast!!!! [thumb]
by Thornius on May 13, 2006 07:59 AM
I download e-Books and books-on-tape off of TorrentSpy.com. I have about 1,000 on my computer now. Haven't really read any yet.

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by Triss on May 13, 2006 08:32 AM
We have well over 1000 books. That was a lot to cart across the country TWICE!

I tried reading books on the computer, but it was not nearly as comfortable as curling up in bed with one.

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