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  1. 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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    • Make YouTube video around the app as some features are not easy to use

      Example adding sightings to previous entry found by mistake no need to enter new entry for same site just need to edit previous entry for that site and add sightings
      Also help full if in Entry Summary the species could be add along withthe the time and number of species seen

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      • Don't default to Kansas

        Locational issues

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        • 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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          • Provide a link to allow registered users to download the latest version of the software

            The website is not clear where you should go to get the download. I have just logged on and received an error message saying sync has failed and i should download the latest version but where is it?

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            • 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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              • 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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                • Make it easier to change users when multiple users (ie., a couple) are using Bird Journal.

                  I currently maintain three lists - hers, mine and ours. It is easy enough to enter data in one list and then export it, and import it into the other lists. However, what takes all the time is retyping in the email addresses and passwords. Even remembering the email addresses would be a big time saver.

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                  • Allow sub-zones within locations

                    After 2 years of 'casually' recording species presence/absence on a 38ha site 'Wallaroo' I now want to accurately record with others, species abundance in 9 smaller sections/zones (A, B, C, etc. through to I)

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                    • 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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                      • 100% export of Bird Journal database

                        Create a 100% export of Bird journal database. Ebird record format export drops nested location names except for the country as well as any custom properties added by the user. The Bird Journal Record Format exports the custom properties but does not export the nested locations. Additionally, it is not a flat export file and appears the only use of the file is re-importing back into Bird Journal.

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                        • Allow names of Species to be re-ordered

                          6. Species List
                          Currently these appear in alpha order but this means all warblers etc are "shuffled" amongst list.
                          It would be preferable if all the related species appeared together.

                          E.g. Warbler Arctic
                          Warbler Reed
                          Warbler Ruppell’s
                          Warbler Sedge
                          Warbler Willow

                          It would be more user friendly to have the option to chose the type of sequence in which the species are listed i.e. to have all warblers one after the other.
                          The same with doves / finches / gulls etc
                          Is there a way that this can be done?

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                          • Western Palearctic life list

                            It is quite normal for birders to have a WP life list (as opposed to Europe). How easy is it for you (or me) to create?

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                            • create a report that lets you view which species seen in past years have not yet been seen this year

                              Report that lets you view which species seen in past years have not yet been seen in the current year.

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                              • Include a hybrid map option on the desktop version as is used on the app.

                                Whilst adding my older records on the desktop I'm having to use a map app on my phone to find sites where I've seen certain birds as it's quicker than having to flick between the 2 map options available. A hybrid option which is used on the app would be an excellent addition and save me and others time.

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                                • Oceans of World added as Parent Location

                                  As a cruiser I have records of many seabird species from Antarctica to Arctic. Having Ocean as Parent it would be easier to place eg Bering Sea in Pacific.

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                                  • Upload PDF

                                    It would be nice to be able to attach PDF-files to observations.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Keep location filter on

                                      When working a site it would be useful to be able to keep the site filter on. Each time after a save you need to reapply filter

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                                      • Add a country/location/patch/region first badge

                                        Similar to the newly added Lifer! and Year First! badges, allow firsts for a country, locatation, patch or region to be indicated.

                                        Country First could be added pretty easily.

                                        For patch/locations we'd need to customise which locations you wanted to show firsts for. Perhaps by allowing you to "Favorite" locations? Favorite locations could also show counts on the summary screen.

                                        What do you think? Let us know your requirements & preferences in the comments.

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                                        • Allow to create new locations *above* built-in locations

                                          E.g., The United Kingdom has two counties Leicestershire and Rutland. Sometimes these are reported as one and sometimes separately.

                                          What would be nice is to create a new location "Leicestershire and Rutland" and set that as the parent for both of them.

                                          The issue is that as Leicestershire is a built-in location (it's installed from the ISO-3166-2 location pack), it cannot be edited.

                                          A solution could be that built-in locations do not define a parent location anymore, instead they define an "ancestor" location, and the parent location could be set as normal, but only to locations that are a descendant…

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