The CD only arrived this morning and it is faultless for anyone who is interested in identifying the sights and sounds of common birds in garden and countryside. This is quite an old version, and doesn't even have automatic setup, so I was cautious about how streamlined a package it would be. In fact it is incredibly easy to use and has everything available on the same screen (with options for full screen or split for comparisons). The multi-screen allows you to see four interactive windows, with a list of pictorial options down the right hand side. These vary, but generally include at least one video, sketches, pictures of adults, their young, nest sites and eggs etc. which can be selected to fit in any window at the click of the mouse. If you have two videos selected, they will run independently in their own selected window. Moving the cursor to the extreme left of the screen brings up a list of all the the birds, either alphabetically or in family groups as preferred. If a bird from a specific family is selected, the other members of that group will be shown as icons at the top of the multi-screen, so you can change between them at the click of the mouse.
The calls and songs of each bird are also available without affecting the visual screen in any way.
There are personalised logs and records available - which I haven't explored yet.
All in all, as a non-twitcher I am very impressed. A child would find this both interesting and very easy to use.