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  1. provide a Journal for Plants, Animals, etc

    I would be nice to identify other forms of nature such as animals, reptiles, insects, and plants.

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    Hi William,

    You can already do this. Go to Library and search for what’s of interest. If the specific kind of wildlife isn’t available, feel free to create it in the desktop app. (Library > Custom > New Item > Taxonomy)

    Hope this helps.

    Best wishes,

    Justin

  2. Bird names

    I've started using the new IOC British list but I wonder if the common names could be changed from the American names to what were used to in Britain please?

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  3. Option to Switch Off Life Ticks

    Am I the only one to find these recent additions irritating ?
    Having bird and nature watched for 50 years and used Bird Journal for less than two you can understand that BJ is not in synch with my memories.
    Justin has suggested I do a brain dump of every species I can recall seeing into BJ to stop the Life Ticks appearing. This seems an incredible amount of work when an option to just switch them off would be very simple.
    Not exactly overjoyed at the Year Ticks either but I can live with those although I would not…

    4 votes
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  4. Add a spell checker

    It would be handy (for me at least!) to have the ability to spell check the text I enter in any of the notes sections

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  5. update IOC, Clements World Lists taxonomy changes

    Due to regular changes made by these bodies I would want to know my Life List is up to date with the latest releases of the likes of IOC taxonomy changes, lumps, splits etc. Currently I am aware of several changes made some time ago that I am currently missing in my list. Therefore I would really like to have my Bird Journal updated with these changes as and when they occur that then reviews and updates my lists in BJ and either updates automatically or asks me to review or validate any changes when required. To also know what…

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    Taxonomy update are now available for BOU and IOC taxonomies:
    http://blog.birdjournal.com/post/first-taxonomy-updates-live1

    We’ll be updating Clements next which will be significantly easier now that we’ve done all of the groundwork. No need to open a new suggestion for this – it’s already planned.

    Feel free to open suggestions for enhancements to the taxonomic update process if there’s something you think we can improve on.

    Thanks for your patience!

    Justin

  6. 3 votes
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  7. Enhancing the Summary Page

    If you click on whichever bar, it gives a list of birds that make up the summary.

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  8. Sort species by first and last observation

    It should be possible to sort species by first and last observation. Then you could easily see i.e. your last 10 lifers.

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  9. Daily sightings list.

    I would like to be able to compile a list of all sightings in a day's observing, when more than one sight is visited

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  10. Choose first day of the week

    In the summary page "sunday" is the first day of the week.

    In many countries "monday" are the first day of the week.

    Making this an option would make the "This calendar week" more precise for alot of people.

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    We’ve made Bird Journal respect the first day of the week typically used in different cultures. The hope is that this will satisfy the majority of users.

    If this isn’t sufficient and you would still prefer an option for this, then please post a new suggestion.

    This change will appear in the next update of each of the apps/software.

  11. First of Year Birds

    Mark first of year birds in some way.

    9 votes
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  12. Target species

    Introduce features that help you see more species. Specifically to answer the following questions:
    - Which country has the most species that I have yet to see?
    - Which species have I not seen, in a particular country?
    - Where should I go to see a particular species?

    20 votes
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  13. Default "Location Filter" to the current site

    When creating a new entry, could the Location Filter be set to default to the current site. Most of the time people doing the same site see birds already on their list. On the odd occasion that someone sees a new species, they would then either have to change the location filter, but I'm guessing this won't be the norm'. New sites would need to default to the next level up (or have no filter).

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  14. enable adding sub-family/order data

    The ability to add more taxonomic details such as sub-family / order is essential when trying to record invertebrates such as Australian moths where there are no english names and taxonomy is quite confused!

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  15. Life list count running total

    I think it would be interesting to have a graph that provides a running tally of the life list. So time on the x axis and number of life birds on the y axis, so one can look at "progress" over time. Alternatively (or additionally), it would be nice to have BirdJournal provide your life count on a certain date or over a date range. There are times when, after a big trip, I wonder how many lifers I got on that trip and right now there doesn't appear to be a good way to really get at that number.

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  16. the ability to deselect all entires in Export Records

    deselect all entries in export records so that you can then just select a few in the list

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  18. iPad version

    Create a iPad version of the mobile app to fully take account of the much better resolution on the device.

    And better still would be to add some of the Windows functionality around managing entries, editing of geotags in particular (by selecting from a map) would be good.

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    This has now been completed and an update is available in the App Store that makes full use of the iPad screen.

    If it doesn’t yet show as an update then wait a few hours to let the App Store update – this is very hot off the press!

    We didn’t add any desktop features as part of this. If you’d like to see that then please vote for or create the relevant suggestions.

    Best wishes,

    Justin

  19. USe BTO 5-letter abbreviations for faster entry

    Add the 5-letter bird name abbreviations to the bird names so you can search by those rather than the full name of the bird (e.g. RUDSH for Ruddy Shellduck) - or any of the other standard abbreviation systems.

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