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  1. 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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  2. 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

    3 votes
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  3. 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?

    8 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Flag unlikely birds against the known distribution of the bird

    Bird Journal does many things that eBird and associated apps can't do. That's the brilliance of Bird Journal! However, a critical problem with Bird Journal is that it let you record that you saw a Siberian Jay in Central Australia. The data that Bird Journal holds contains the distribution of birds according to users. I think Bird Journal needs to use this to flag to users, "Are you sure?" If someone says, "Yes!" to seeing a Siberian Jay in Central Australia, then that observation can easily be ignored as an outlier until sufficient user sighting have to received to varify…

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  6. Summary Page addition

    On the Summary Page under Species Progress can you add a line for a user defined category that would be selected from any of the defined locations. This would allow the user to track a life count for a state or province, country or any other specific location of special interest to the user.

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  7. Is it possible to search for your "biggest day"? or biggest week? or biggest month?

    Is it possible to have the database show your "biggest day" with date? or biggest week? or biggest month?

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  8. Bring other wildlife onto the summary screen

    I keep moth records on Bird Journal, which hugely expands its use for me.

    It would be nice to see the moth records on the summary page though.

    5 votes
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  9. Provide separate checklists for Eastern and Western North America

    I like to use paper checklists in the field where cellular service is iffy. The full North American checklist prints out at 27 pages. Generating East and West checklists would require that North American birds be regionally tagged in the database, and they would need to have more than one region as there is overlap for some birds that appear in both regions.

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  10. Allow names of Species to be re-ordered


    1. 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?

    10 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Make the general web page more informative

    Have on your main web page about Bird Journal a link to e.g. all the countries etc that are covered, all the wildlife groups that you have covered etc. . In other words, make the page more informative????

    Michael Lenz

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  13. 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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  14. On mobile app, add letters to help navigage the subscriber's species list

    On the mobile app, the search bar on the right for the Add species list has letters that makes it easier to jump to the area where the species you are looking for is. The search bar for the subscriber's own species list only has dots, and you need to estimate the distance down the line to jump to the right area. Better still, if you could enable to type in letters to more accurately help with the search this would be awsome!

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  16. 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.

    4 votes
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  17. Allow for Genus or "Group" level observations

    For larger flocks of Gulls or Geese allow for an observation of Larus spp. or Branta spp. (or some similar, lower level identification). This would allow for better integration with eBird and data collection.

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  18. Change GeoTag default setting to OS Map Grid Reference

    When I input records of visits to me BBS 1-Km square I prefer to use an OS Map Grid Reference to the co-ordinates

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  20. Location Photo

    The ability to enter a photo when generating a new location. This will allow the photo to be loaded when you enter the location details in your observations.

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