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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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    • 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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      • Create a link between Apple voice memos and Bird Journal

        It would be great to record your records by voice rather than having to have your head down tapping away on your phone. A simple voice message which creates the record using all the current geo tagging as the message is recorded and then transposing it into the BJ entry for that record. It would mean that I can simply log an entry without having to tap in each element.

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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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          • 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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            • 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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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                      • Upload PDF

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

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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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