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  1. Add an Ordnance Survey grid reference tool (and perhaps Vice County too!)

    This would be useful when exporting records for recording schemes. The six figure reference would be most useful, I think.

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  2. 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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  3. Custom report allowing you to compare species lists between sites

    Custom report allowing you to compare species lists between sites, ability to highlight species common to some / all the selected sites and species only recorded at one - initially direct comparison between two sites would be great, this is something I manually do at the moment.

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  4. Export to PDF

    It would be nice to export each years sightings. Including photos, to PDF.

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  5. allow comparison between sightings in given years

    i.e. for year 1 list sightings with comparison for year 2 highlighting sightings seen in both years and sightings seen only in year 1 or 2. Preferably with the option to specify a date range.

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  6. Add facility to merge lists

    I have imported data into Bird Journal from eBird and am finding that on some occasions (due to the way the data was uploaded to eBird) I have multiple entries for the same location on the same date. There's no way to combine this data to produce the 'composite' list for the day in question.

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  7. Create easier navigation through long alphabetical lists

    For long alphabetical lists in the Windows app, eg, on the Locations view in BJ 5beta, it is tedious to scroll down to a distant letter. Can you consider adopting a feature such as is used in the All Apps view of the Start Menu in Windows 10, where clicking the letter header for a specific section (ie, A or B) pops up a box that shows the full alphabet, and then selecting any given letter swaps you back to the alphabetical list but scrolled to that location. This would be particularly useful on touch devices, and would have the…

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  8. Link mobile app to popular bird identification guides

    This would be so that when I ID a bird using the bird identification guide, I can quickly add an entry to Bird Journal. Or maybe launch a specified guide ffrom within Bird Journal and capture the result.

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  10. Date range on entries

    Allow to add an entry for a date range rather than a single date. This would be helpful when adding records where for example, only the year is known. Also when adding records from a multi-day trip.

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  11. Update the British Counties, especially in Wales.

    Some of the Englishcounties and most of the Welsh ones are missing, and could do with updating.

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  12. Add ability to send list via email

    Currently I have to retype my lists of sightings to send to my local bird group. If I could send direct from within Bird Journal this would remove a stage.

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    A nice idea.

    What would you like to send? Entry report, exported records, perhaps filtered?

    What format do you send it in, and what’s your process at the moment?

    Please provide detail in the comments so we know what’s required.

    Justin

  13. 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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  14. Option to swap units: Effort distance (Miles/km) and effort area units (Acres/hectares)

    It's would be interesting to add an option to swap distance and area units when you want to set either the effort distance or the effort area in an entry

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  15. Lists

    Being a person who keeps lists a facility to create a list of seen wildlife be it Geographic, circumstances. This would include Country, County Local Patch etc. I actually note wildlife I see from aircraft [sad I know] so I miss this facitlity.

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  16. Increment count in App

    I am using the android app for survey entry in the field (yay notebook never leaves pocket!!). It would be extremely useful once a species is entered in an entry to have a increment button in the entry list to simply add to the count for a selected item in the species list as a new bird is encountered rather than having to enter the species and change the count.

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  17. Save graphs and photos

    Make it possible to save or export the graphs and photos shown when looking through Bird Journal.

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  18. Allow to export the checklist report

    Export is not possible for this report at the moment, unlike other reports. The reason is there is too much formatting to output as the typical CSV file.

    If you'd like to see this, please specify whether you would like the export as CSV without formatting of any kind or as an XLS file with formatting.

    Of course, please consider we may be able to add the flexibility needed to the report so you don't need to export it and modify it manually. We'd prefer that, as everyone will benefit from the easy customization.

    Justin

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  19. Mobile app finds nearby eBird hotspots

    Mobile app finds nearby eBird hotspots.
    Set up the mobile app so that when initiating a checklist, it will provide a list of nearby eBird hotspots to choose from.

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  20. Provide suggestions when entering location and species names in the mobile apps

    Neither entering the name without suggestions, or picking from a list is optimal

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