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  1. Allow to share an entry with someone via Bird Journal

    Can select Bird Journal users to share with, or just enter email addresses, allowing recipients to view shared entries with a free Bird Journal account.

    Useful if you've gone birding in a group - only one person needs to keep a record of observations.

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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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      • Add the ability to create a location directly from the entries screen

        On v3 desktop version there was an option to create a location as part of making a new sighting entry - rather than having to go specifically to the locations menu. Not present in v4, either desktop or android app, would be nice if it could be!

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        • Allow 'in the field changes to species' Position/Time on iPhone/Android

          Having just returned from Brazil I had several occasions where I inadvertently added the wrong bird species in using live position/time. Later in the day(s) I was informed of the errors, and whilst I could add in the correct species for that day I could not remove the other 'incorrect' species in the field as I would loose the time/position it was seen to add to the correct species with the same position/time. It would be REALLY helpful to have the ability to 'modify in the field' the species you initially entered and replace it correctly without having to add…

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          • drag and drop species to sub species

            You have been on a trip added all your birds, you get home now you want to move them to sub species. At the moment this is a very slow job.

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            • Get mobile app to default to the nearest location when creating a new list

              I've removed my votes from the "Remember the last used Locations" to this one as I think this is a better idea: When creating a new sightings list, it should to as the title says and default to the nearest location specified in the geotag. Of course, this could be overwritten by the user if required, but would save scrolling through a long list of locations (I have c.800).

              This isn't important on the desktop version as typing in the first few characters will quickly give the location required.

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              • Reintroduce keyboard shortcuts

                In the desktop application, Reintroduce keyboard shortcuts that allow you to jump to a specific property in an observation record, eg, Heard only, which at present require a mouse-click

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                • Could Entries dates be displayed in a collapsible accordion format?

                  In v5 the Entries view dates list is much more cluttered and awkward to scroll through than v4 (where you could collapse years, months - which was very helpful). Is it possible to have a collapsing menu of dates when in Entries view? A Collapsible Accordion format would work very well - see example at http://cssmenumaker.com/menu/modern-accordion-menu. Picture Year level, then Year-Month within years, then individual entries by date with the great icon for photos included.

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                  • Export entry data to Excel in correct taxonomic order

                    Currently data is exported to excel in the order it was recorded. It would be much more useful for the order to be exported in the taxonomic order of the species.

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                    • would it be possible, to allow common names to be listed, with second name first

                      Would it be possible, to allow common names to be optionally listed, with second name first, ie avocet, babbler, barbet, duck, eagle etc, to allow easy tracking of species in your lists?

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                      • 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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                        • 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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                          • Creating and exporting trip reports

                            I would appreciate being able to create an entry or series of entries in a trip report format that could be exported in a choice of word or pdf document. This would enable me to share the trip report with others which may also help more birders to see how useful Bird Journal is.

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                            • 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.

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                              • 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?

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                                • On the Android App

                                  i think the bird count dial would be better if it was like a calculator keyboard

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                                  • Allow simple checklist recording

                                    I only want to mark species as seen for my year/life list. I'm not interested in recording individual observations with dates and locations.

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                                    • Show the status of sync in the mobile apps

                                      Add feedback on the status of sync in both the Android and iOS mobile apps.

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                                      • Coloured Grids

                                        Square grids -preferably a kilometre square- for us Australians, so that we can get an idea of how species-rich an area might be. We can then click on an individual grid and see the sites within and the species list for that grid -they can be coloured for differing species amounts. This will also allow for a more thorough coverage of a region and encourage birders to visit areas where they would not normally go.

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                                        • Export/synch to MapMate

                                          I'd like to export records easily to the Essex Field Club, which has the ability to sync MapMate data. See link:http://www.essexfieldclub.org.uk/portal/p/Essex+species+data

                                          Many other recording schemes apparently use this system.I think Bird Journal has an easier to use interface, but would like the ability to easily transfer records across.

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