Postbird can't connect

I’m able to connect to the database in the terminal with psql but postbird keeps saying connection refused. I’m running Pop!_os, using a system76 laptop. I’m not sure if that matters, I’m somewhat new to linux and it’s been difficult in the past to tell if ubuntu help pages apply to me.
For linux, the instructions just say sudo snap install postbird
popos doesn’t come with snap so I downloaded the deb file and installed that from the terminal.
windows install says to login with username postgres, I tried with no database entered and as it is shown below. I tried postgres as password, I’m a bit lost.

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following as i get the same issue, i am able to run postgre from terminal but not from postbird

So I guess I can either try a different GUI or a different OS? I’m right at the beginning of a course to learn what PostgreSQL is and how to use it, my course asks me to install the programs so I can learn how the programs work. It’s difficult to troubleshoot from this position.

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