ComputerBirding - Info

New game

General

ComputerBirding is a "Bird Identification Game". The aim of the player should be to identify as many bird species as possible. For every right ID you get points. The pictures shown are selected by chance, i.e. even after playing several times you will get new species. There are 4316 photos of 612 species of European birds or birds which have been recorded in the Western Palearctic (only in Level 5 and 6) have been used for the game. The photos have been made over several years while birdwatching and show wild living birds in their (more or less) natural habitat. The photographers were Rainer Jahn, Stefan Tewinkel, Thorsten Stegmann and Wolfgang Forstmeier.

As a new feature you can build your own bird list, see: Your own gallery.

Western Palearctic = Europe, northern Africa and Middle East

How to play

On the Start Page you select the language in which you would like to see the species names. The default language is English. Other languages can be chosen (Source of bird species names mainly from IOC www.worldbirdnames.org).

There are three kinds of playing:
1. Beginner
  • Level 1-3
  • Common species (from a Central European point of view)
  • multiple choice out of five species
2. Birder
  • Level 3-6
  • Level 5 and 6 with species from Europe ,North Africa and Middle East including rare vagrants
  • multiple choice out of ten species in Level 4-6.
3. Professional
  • Level 3-6, same bird photos as in 2. Birder
  • Level 5 and 6 with species from Europe, North Africa and Middle East including rare vagrants
  • No multiple choice! The species names have to be typed in.
  • Players of this Professional modus will be honored in the high score list with a golden sun medal .

Contact

Remarks, questions and suggestions for the game should be send to jahn@computerbirding.com.

And now have fun playing!

New game Your own gallery Hall of Fame Computerbirding (Deutsch) Bavarian Birds jahn@computerbirding.com