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  1. 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.

  2. Allow insertion of lines into taxonomic lists

    when creating or editing taxonomic lists it is currently required to add a new species to the end of the list and then move it up into the correct place one line at a time per click.. if someone were to add a new swallowtail to the
    European Butterflies Taxonomy. this would require the new species to be moved up the list over 400 times as the list is now approximately 450 species long. it would be a massive help if you could simply insert an extra line into the database where it was required and then fill the data…

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  5. On the Geotagging/map screen, have an enter by name box for location

    would it be useful to have an 'enter by name' (of location) box? Easier than using the zoom tool! The ability to select a less precise OS map reference might be useful too.

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    This is now possible as part of the version 5 software, just press the magnifying glass to search.

    Please create a separate suggestion for less precise OS map references if still required. Note however that for the UK at least, it is already possible to enter OS grid references with varying levels of accuracy, e.g., with 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 numerical digits.

  6. 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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  7. Birdlife Australian list

    Add support for the Birdlife Australian list. This is updated frequently and is often the preferred choice over Christidis and Boles.

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  8. Geolocation-stamping separate sighting of same species

    Option top allow observers to geolocate separate observations of the same bird, rather than adding them to the running total.

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    Thanks for helping out here Craig, yes that’s correct, it is possible to add more than one observation for a particular species in an entry. Though the feature is a little hidden on the mobile apps.

    In the mobile apps if you press the + button on the left when inputting, rather than the row generally, a new observation will be created for that species, with a new geoTag and time. You can then step through each using the arrows at the bottom.

    In the desktop apps you can just enter the name of the species again, when inputting, to get another observation.

    Hope this helps.

    Marking this as complete. Feel free to get in touch if there’s anything you feel I’ve not covered.

  9. 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

  10. 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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  11. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  16. Separate timings - entries from iOS app

    Give each sighting within a trip entry it’s own timing as well as geo location. And allow more than one timed sighting of same species within the same trip entry.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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