Since I have never used the IBird or Bird Jam software on my Ipod I really dont know the depth of these products  My impression is that they are really great tools.  I have the Stoakes CDs on my Ipod.  I have taken all the tracks and have edited them to remove the intro with CD Wave, it is really easy to do but a very time consuming process (a good winter project).  I also have a complete photo library of every North American bird species (of course I downloaded most of these and dont have permission to share them).  I really have never used the photo library in the field but I do use the other recordings through a game call speaker.  I think that the best feature of this system is that I am able to create a playlists of bird vocalizations and select shuffle for this playlist so that I can use it as a study tool to learn and practice vocal identification.  It has been a wonderful learning device.  Like I say I have never used the marketed software packages and they may have this same capability.

John Bollin

School of Biological Sciences

University of Missouri at Kansas City

The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Fall Meeting: September 25-27 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park