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  1. 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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      • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                      • 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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                        • Sync to eBird & BirdTrack

                          Bird Journal's import/export from/to eBird & BirdTrack are pretty good.

                          It's not possible to do this from the mobile apps though.

                          What would be better is if you could "link" your account to your eBird & BirdTrack accounts, and Bird Journal would take care of "syncing" your records to those systems automatically, and prompting you to review something when needed.

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                          • View photos on iOS & Android

                            Allow photos added using the desktop version of Bird Journal to be viewed on the iPhone/iPad/Android versions.

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                            • Allow auto-renewing subscriptions for Europe

                              European tax law has changed, adding a lot of additional paperwork for us to continue selling into Europe (outside of the United Kingdom) from our website.

                              It is still possible to purchase single-year Bird Journal Premium subscriptions from our apps via the Apple AppStore or Google Play.

                              Please vote for this item if you would like us to resume selling auto-renewing subscriptions or gift certificates, Europe-wide, from our website.

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                              • Add an option to list locations in order of distance from your current position

                                This would make it much select a location, and would help prevent adding a location twice with different names. Could be linked to a database of other users sites or just include well known sites.

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                                • Add a "seen" tab in the mobile app

                                  Since it's common to see the same species at different time during an birding session, so by adding a "Seen" tab in entry screen, we can easily and quickly add a new observation for a species already seen in the current birding session. Currently to record a seen species in the current birding session, we need to key in the name of the birds again.

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                                  • Upload Custom Taxonomy

                                    I have a list of WA state butterflies from BOMNA that I'd like to upload so that I can have a checklist in the app. There is a Custom taxonomy form, but it appears to be for creating a single record which seems useful for single entries for new or very rare sightings, but not usefful when looking at hundreds or thousands of species. How can I bulk upload a checklist?

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                                    • Filter Locations when adding entries

                                      When creating an entry it would be good to be able to filter the list of locations the same way you can do for adding sightings.

                                      I have a large number of locations and when I am looking for an existing location it is a pain to have to scroll down the list to find the one I want to use

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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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                                        • 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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