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  1. Change the pin colour

    Any chance of giving us the option of changing the individual pin colours please? Currently the blue pins don’t show up very well against either the outdoors or satellite maps. Red would be better! Thanks

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  2. Species count summaries

    On Windows version summarise the number of observations and give a total count for multiple observations of a species in one entry. Could be indented or highlighted on a line either above or at end of that species series of entries. This would bring the Windows version in line with what already occurs in Android and would help in survey work.

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  3. Import CSV - files downloaded from sites : Waarneming.nl / Waarnemingen.be / Observation.org into Birdjournal

    At this moment it isn't possible to import the CSV - files downloaded from the websites : Waarneming.nl / Waarnemingen.be / Observation.org

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  4. Enable a filter that enable the user to create a list of the birds not seen. A target list to help find in year and life targets.

    It’s really annoying towards the end of the year trying to hit an annual target. This year I wanted to break 200 birds (in my case seen by bike or walking from home). For the last month of the year it would have been really helpful to create a tick list of target birds. Sure this would help others !

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  5. 4 votes
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  6. Species only Heard are included in the overall species list, it would be helpful to have a settings option to exclude or include these.

    Many birders want to record species they have heard, but do not include them their overall species list.

    It would improve the product incredibly to have a setting to include/exclude species which have only been heard from the Species summary/list.

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  9. Auto-create locations and species that don't exist

    If you enter a location or species name that doesn't exist, Bird Journal should warn that a new location / species will be created, but create them automatically.

    This would streamline the experience when adding observations for new locations and new species.

    Ideally, taxonomies that are not yet installed, should be searched first for species entered, and auto-install the required taxonomy.

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  10. iOS App

    Allow ability to dig down into filtered searches in app and give correct number of sightings of species based on the filter) (eg show the correct number of sightings of species 'A' in location 'B' [not the total number worldwide] and allow drill down to see detail of the sightings of Species A at Location B.)

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  11. Allow searching/filtering of observations within an individual entry.

    Sometimes you may need to edit an entry and find a specific species to make an amendment. Perhaps if you've noticed you entered the count incorrectly or selected the wrong sub species etc for example. If there are a number of species in the entry it can be quite tedious to scroll through them all to find the one you need to amend.

    A search bar above the observations panel would make it great just to type a few letters and find the entry you need in much the same way filtering works on the main pages.

    Cheers
    Craig

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  12. Create locations that are dynamic

    I live at Lake Tahoe. I like to track the birds I have seen in the whole basin, but that currently isn’t possible as Lake Tahoe covers two states. I want to keep my lists for each state separate, but also be able to view the birds I have seen at Lake Tahoe as one list instead of as the California side and the Nevada side. So, can you create locations that are viewed in the current hierarchy as well as being able to view sightings from two different locations as one list as desired?

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  13. Make porting of records from one taxonomy to an updated one easier.

    Just porting my records over from my original Mammals of the UK taxonomy to the new Mammals of the United Kingdom and Ireland checklist from the World Mammals taxonomy and have spotted something that might be a useful change to implement.

    On the replace species tool, there are radio buttons to select common or scientific.

    It would be useful to have these stay as a previous selection, so they don't have to be re-selected each time (a total of 6 key-strokes if you want to use scientific names for both sides of the swap).

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  14. Create a search option

    I noticed that I often find myself searching for a bird within the app. I have never seen an option to search for a certain bird in your seen species tab.

    For the birders amongst us who have seen thousands of birds, it would be very helpful to have a search option to look quickly find a certain bird.

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  15. Entry property is required

    When you create custom entry properties it would be good to force them to be required or not. It is very easy when you start listing in a new entry to forget to enter a property. If this was required when you start a new entry (or not) that would make life much easier and allow this customization to work as intended.

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  16. Allow the import of Song Recordings not just Photos

    I love that you can upload photos of species taken but I would also like to be able to add mp3 tracks of bird songs I have recording during my observations.

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  17. Change pin options

    When you zoom in on the map of your sightings you have a pin with a number on it which denotes how many sightings which then changes colour the further you zoom in until it gives you individual blue pins for your individual sighting. Could we have an option to just have the blue pins on the map whether you're zoomed in or not so you can see clearer each pin and have a better overall idea of where you have been in the country? (hope this makes sense?!)

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  18. Include a running species total while recording

    In the early days of Bird Journal. While having the entry page open and still recording there used to be a running species total. I really miss this feature, and hope it is something that could be added back in the future.

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  19. Allow searching in notes (entry and species)

    While properties works well for direct entry it does not work for records imported from other programs where they are or become notes. It would be very handy to be able to search notes for a word or two to assist in editing those records.

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  20. Allow the Muscovy Duck in Birds of bermuda

    I have seen a group of Muscovy ducks in an Audubon Society réserve in Sandys Bermuda.
    I do not appear to be able to Solent them, even in Birds of Mexico

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