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MAMMAL GUIDE
of Southern Africa
Also in Afrikaans & German
Please select the sound file you wish to update from the list here below and complete the form to register your free download for your Callfinder®
MAMMAL GUIDE of Southern Africa - sound file January 2016 (View sound updates)
(MammalGuideJan2016.bnl)

Sappi Birds of South Africa - sound file January 2015 (8 new & 9 improved calls - View sound updates)
(birds.bnl)
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HOW TO UPDATE OR UPLOAD YOUR NEW SOUND FILE ON YOUR Callfinder®:
Please read the instructions carefully before you start to download
  • Should you experience difficulty to download your sound file with your browser, try Google Chrome or Firefox as browser.
  • Do not click repeatedly on the "Download Here" button. The download procedure takes time.
  • Before you start the download process, make sure you know where the "Download" folder is on your computer - that is where you / or the computer (automatically), will save the new sound file ("... .bnl" file), you are going to download.
  • Attachment: List of active mammal and additional bird sounds

  1. Once you have downloaded the latest sound file from the web you are ready to update/upload the sound file to your Callfinder®.

    (Please note where on your computer you have downloaded the sound file (birds.bnl or Mammal Guide.bnl) to in order to easily locate the sound file when you need to replace or upload the sound file on your Callfinder® as listed in point 6.
    Downloads are usually stored in the Downloads folder on your computer. If you do not know where the birds.bnl / Mammal Guide.bnl sound file was downloaded to on your computer you can use your computers search feature to locate the sound file.)

  2. Use the Callfinder USB cable (the cable you use to connect your charger to the Callfinder) and connect your Callfinder to your computer. Your computer will identify the Callfinder Drive. (As Removable disc "F"- the F can be another Alphabet letter also.) Double click to open your Callfinder Drive.



  3. You will see three folders under your Callfinder Drive:
    • Book
    • MP3
    • Record
  4. Double click to open the Book folder.
  5. Delete the old 'birds.bnl' or 'Mammal Guide.bnl' file.
  6. Now you can:
    • 'Copy' (do not open the file) the birds.bnl or Mammal Guide.bnl file from where you have saved it and paste the file into the Book folder under the Callfinder drive.
    • Or 'drag'(do not open the file) the birds.bnl or Mammal Guide.bnl file into the Book folder under the Callfinder drive.
    Check book folder - make sure you have only the latest Mammal guide. bnl file (16MB) or birds.bnl file (146MB). Delete the older versions.
    Close book folder and or callfinder.

YOUR 'ON-OFF' SWITCH

Switch Off

Switch On
Step 1: Press the middle (see-through section) of the On/Off Power Button on the Callfinder for two seconds and let go!! A blue background light will indicate that the Callfinder is switched on and the Callfinder is now ready to be used. (Our January 2015 update of the sound file no longer has the fish-eagle sound as a switch-on indicator on the Sappi Callfinder®.) It will take at least two to three seconds before the Callfinder is operational.
Please do not press the On/Off Power Button again while waiting for the blue light to come on or at any time while the Callfinder is in use.

Step 2: Hold the Callfinder like a pen in an upright position. (Please do not press the On/Off Power Button!) Touch the selected photo with the tip of the Callfinder. You should now hear the call of the specific bird/mammal. From some photos only a beap sound will be heard. This happens because the particular sound is not yet available. Please note that we continuously endeavour to obtain the sounds not yet on the sound track. We will be updating the sound file from time to time on our website. When notified, you can download an updated sound file to your computer and replace the existing one on your Callfinder, using the USB cable.

Step 3: To hear the next sound, simply touch the next relevant picture with the tip of the Callfinder, still keeping the Callfinder in a vertical position. (Do not press the On/Off Power Button!)

Step 4: To switch the Callfinder off, press the middle of the On/Off Power Button for two seconds. A few notes will be heard and the blue light will be switched off.

Step 5: To recharge the Callfinder's battery, use the USB cable and charger to charge for 2-3 hours.

HOW TO SWITCH BETWEEN SOUND FILES:
Step 1: Switch on your Callfinder®

Press the middle (see-through section) of the On/Off Power Button on the Callfinder for two seconds and let go!! A blue background light will indicate that the Callfinder is switched on. It will take at least two to three seconds before the Callfinder® is operational.
Please do not press the On/Off Power Button again while waiting for the blue light to come on or at any time while the Callfinder® is in use.

Note: The Sappi Callfinder® is already loaded with the bird sound file and the Briza Callfinder® is already loaded with the mammal sound file. The Sappi callfinder's default is the bird sound file and the Briza callfinder's default is the Mammal sound file. Meaning that if you switched a Sappi callfinder on it will be immediately ready to use on the bird book and vice versa. (Remember the first 50 pages of the bird book is only information.)
Step 2: To switch from one callfinder ready book to another
Option 1: (Using the volume arrow as switch)
To switch between the mammal sound file and the bird sound file - give one firm quick press on the volume arrow on the callfinder (the white part of the button).

Option 2: ( for the older callfinder versions): (Using the front page of the book as switch)
If both sound files are loaded on your Callfinder®, you can switch from one sound file to another by touching the front cover of the book for five seconds (101, 102, 103, 104, 105) with your Callfinder® in a vertical position. Wait at least 3 to 4 seconds before touching the first picture in the book. You can switch back by doing the same procedure: Touch the front cover with your Callfinder® (for four seconds) and then touch the picture in the relevant book (after 3 to 4 seconds). Do not be in a hurry when switching between sound files.
Step 3: When finished: Press the see-through button firmly for 2 seconds. A few musical notes will be heard. Callfinder is off.


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